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CMP crews working to repair storm damage


AUGUSTA, Maine, Jan. 25, 2010 — Central Maine Power Company (CMP) reports that high winds have knocked out power to an estimated 16,242 homes and businesses as of 10 p.m. The company said that outages peaked at about 20,325 customer accounts just before 8 o’clock this evening when winds gusted up to 40 miles per hour along the coast.

CMP has called in crews throughout its service area, and additional contractors are working to clear fallen trees and limbs and repair downed lines. The company will have crews working through the night to restore power. Damage has been particularly extensive in some coastal communities and in parts of Androscoggin and Kennebec counties, so some customers in those areas could be without power into tomorrow.

Outages by county as of 10 p.m.:

CMP Total: 16,242
Androscoggin: 2,064
Cumberland: 3,619
Franklin: 56
Hancock: 141
Kennebec: 2,364
Knox: 704
Lincoln: 2,891
Oxford: 185
Penobscot: 13
Piscataquis: 0
Sagadahoc: 1,923
Somerset: 1,355
Waldo: 806
York: 121

About Central Maine Power Company (CMP): Central Maine Power Company, a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, is Maine’s largest electricity transmission and distribution utility. The company delivers about 9 billion kilowatt hours annually to more than 600,000 homes and businesses, accounting for nearly 80 percent of electricity delivery in Maine. CMP has been ranked #1 in customer satisfaction three times by J.D. Power and Associates. For more information, visit

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