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Emergency power outage to affect towns west of Bangor


AUGUSTA, ME – June 5, 2009 – Central Maine Power Company (CMP) needs to disrupt power to an estimated 3,470 customers in several towns west of Bangor early Saturday morning, June 6, to perform emergency maintenance at its Carmel Substation.
The outage will begin just after midnight Saturday morning, and work is expected to be completed and power restored by 2 a.m.

“This outage is needed so our crews can work on this equipment safely and efficiently,” says CMP spokesman John Carroll. “We scheduled this emergency work for the overnight hours to minimize inconvenience to customers, and we appreciate everyone’s understanding.”

The outage will affect most of the towns of Carmel, Etna, Levant, and Stetson; parts of Dixmont, Hermon, and Newburgh; and a handful of customers in southern parts of Corinth and Exeter.

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:
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.