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CMP crews gain ground on storm recovery as winter weather continues


 AUGUSTA, Maine, February 28, 2010, 7:00 a.m. — CMP reports crews made progress overnight, while snow and slippery roads add new outages. As of 7:00 a.m., approximately 35,000 homes and businesses were without power. CMP crews have restored power to nearly 100,000 customers since the outages peaked at 133,000 on Friday morning, however new snow and slippery roads contributed to new outages in many counties. CMP crews will continue their work today in the remaining communities in southern and coastal Maine.


Outages by county as of 7:00 a.m.

York: 13,446

Cumberland: 7,788

Lincoln: 5,874

Sagadahoc: 4,588

Knox: 2,662

Oxford: 336

Androscoggin: 76

Kennebec: 60

Franklin: 21

CMP Total: 34,851



 Next update: 11 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