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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 pour into southern and coastal Maine as storm repair effort moves forward

 

AUGUSTA, Maine, February 28, 2010, 4:30 p.m.  — Central Maine Power Company (CMP) continues to move more crews and equipment into York County and other areas hard hit by the recent winter storm. Today, more than 1,400 people have been in the field and in CMP offices working to restore power and perform support functions.

 

At 4:30 Sunday afternoon, CMP had restored power to more than 110,000 homes and businesses – that’s 83 percent of those affected when outages peaked at 133,000 Friday morning. Fewer than 23,000 customer accounts remain without service.

 

Crews continue working toward a goal to have restoration complete by late Monday evening. Many customers will be without service for another night. This evening, CMP will provide a list of towns where power is expected to be out another night.

 

The Maine Emergency Management Agency is urging individuals who need shelter to call 211 to get information on a facility closest to them.

 

Outages by county as of 4:30 p.m. Sunday:

 

York: 11,240
Lincoln: 4,349
Sagadahoc: 3,515
Cumberland: 2,824
Knox: 409
Oxford: 272
Androscoggin: 37
CMP Total: 22,646
 
Click here to see a map of storm outages and restoration progress by town.

 

Next update: 9:30 p.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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