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Central Maine Power Company, 83 Edison Drive, Augusta, ME 04336 (207) 622-NEWS 

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Release: Immediate  

 

Utility crews to work through another night repairing storm damage

 

AUGUSTA, Maine, Feb. 27, 2010, 9:30 p.m. — Central Maine Power Company (CMP) has restored power to more than two-thirds of the homes and businesses that lost service after this week’s winter storm. By 9:30 Saturday evening, CMP crews had restored power to more than 90,000 customers – that’s a two-thirds drop from the peak of 133,000 reported 36 hours earlier. An estimated 42,800 remained without service.

 

Crews will continue to work through the night, aided by lighting equipment coordinated by Associated General Contractors of Maine.

 

Nearly 180 utility workers have been coming into Maine today from as far away as Florida, Michigan, and Missouri to help local crews with storm repair. The additional personnel boost the total number of people involved in the repair effort above 1,000.

 

Some new outages were reported Saturday evening, the result of car-pole accidents on slippery roads. Still, restoration is complete in six counties, and on track to be complete in two more by late this evening. CMP will continue to move additional people and equipment to the hardest-hit areas in York, Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Lincoln, and Knox Counties on Sunday.

 

Outages by county as of 9:30 p.m.:

York: 16,381
Cumberland: 9,659
Sagadahoc: 7,565
Lincoln: 6,342
Knox: 2,679
Androscoggin: 83
Oxford: 74
Kennebec: 34
CMP Total: 42,817


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

 

Next update: 7 a.m. Sunday

 

 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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