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CMP crews restore power to more than 115,000


   AUGUSTA, Maine, Feb. 28, 2010, 9:30 p.m. — Central Maine Power Company (CMP) reports it has restored service to more than 115,000 customers after the second full day of storm recovery. As of 9:00 p.m., approximately 16,000 homes and businesses remain without power. The company says its crews will continue working through the night; however, those without power as of 9:00 p.m. are likely to remain out for the rest of the night. A list of towns where customers may be without power through the overnight follows:

 Acton, Arrowsic, Bath, Biddeford, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Bowdoin, Bremen, Bristol, Cape Elizabeth, Chebeague Island, Cliff Island, Cumberland, Cushing, Damariscotta, Edgecomb, Eliot, Falmouth, Freeport, Georgetown, Harpswell, Kittery, Lebanon, Long Island, Lyman, Newcastle, Nobleboro, North Berwick, North Yarmouth, Old Orchard Beach, Owls Head, Peaks Island, Phippsburg, Pownal, Sanford, Scarborough, South Berwick, South Bristol, South Portland, South Thomaston, Southport, Squirrel Island, St. George, Thomaston, Topsham, Union, Waldoboro, Waldoboro, Warren, Wells, West Bath, Westport, Whitefield, Windham, Wiscasset, Woolwich, Yarmouth, York.


“Our crews have restored power to 115,000 customers since Friday morning,” said CMP spokesman John Carroll. “We’ve set a goal to bring everyone back on by tomorrow evening, although the forecast of more snow and wind could bring more problems.”


Outages by CMP Service Center as of 9:00 p.m.

 Brunswick      8,767
Alfred      5,949
Portland      244
Rockland      178
Total      15,913

 A Service Center includes the identified town and a dozen or more surrounding towns. Click here to view a map of CMP Service Centers


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


Next update: Monday, 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