Central Maine Power Company, 83 Edison Drive, Augusta, ME 04336 (207) 622-NEWS
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CMP continues final push to repair storm damage
AUGUSTA, Maine, Feb. 26, 2009, 11:30 a.m. — Central Maine Power Co. (CMP) is continuing its final push to restore to customers in Midcoast communities by this evening. The utility has had more than 1,000 frontline workers in the field since Tuesday. The storm that passed through Maine on Monday left more than 130,000 customer accounts without power at the peak.
At 11:30 a.m., CMP had restored power to all but about 2,400 of the customers who lost service earlier this week. Most of the remaining outages are in coastal Cumberland, Sagadahoc, and Lincoln counties. A small number of scattered camps and seasonal homes are also without power in Waldo County. CMP expects to restore all services later today.
“We have moved even more line and tree crews into the Midcoast communities still experiencing outages,” said CMP spokesperson Gail Rice. “Each circuit with reported outages has one or more line crews on it working to restore service.”
Customers who are unsure about whether CMP has their outage information are encouraged to report it using the utility’s on-line system at www.cmpco.com or by phone at 1-800-696-1000.
Maps showing the extent of the outages and the progress of the restoration are available on the company’s website by clicking here for outages by town. More information on outages and storm restoration is available at www.cmpco.com.
About CMP: Central Maine Power, a subsidiary of Energy East Corporation, operates more than 25,000 miles of power lines and other facilities that deliver electricity to 80 percent of Maine’s population. Web site: www.cmpco.com.
About Energy East: Energy East Corporation is a respected, super-regional energy services and delivery company serving about 3 million customers throughout upstate New York and New England. By providing outstanding customer service and meeting customers’ energy requirements in an environmentally responsible manner, Energy East will continue to be a valuable asset to the communities we serve.
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