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Release: Immediate  

 

CMP crews restore power to 50,000 following winter storm

 

   AUGUSTA, Maine, Feb. 26, 2010, 9:30 p.m. — Central Maine Power Company (CMP) reports that line crews restored power to more than 50,000 customers as high winds ease. As of 10:00 p.m., the company reported that 80,000 homes and businesses remain without power, down from the peak of more than 133,000 at 10:00 a.m. Friday.

“We’ll have some crews on overnight, although most workers will rest after a long day,” said CMP spokesman John Carroll. “We expect to make good progress tomorrow, as more crews are headed for Maine from the Canadian Maritimes and beyond, however, this won’t be over for several more days.”

 Outages by county as of 9:30 p.m.

 

 County

 Outages

 York

 26,753

 Cumberland

 21,424

 Sagadahoc

 12,218

 Lincoln

 10,875

 Knox

 5,918

 Androscoggin

 521

 Franklin

 374

 Somerset

 321

 Kennebec

 271

 Waldo

 128

 Oxford

 75

 Hancock

 23

 Piscataquis

 12

 Total

 78,913

 
 Click here to see a map of storm outages and restoration progress by town.

 Next update: 7:00 a.m.

 

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 of electricity annually to more than 600,000 homes and businesses, representing about 80% of Maine’s annual consumer sales of electricity. The company has been ranked #1 in customer satisfaction three times by J.D. Power and Associates. For more information, visit cmpco.com.
 

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