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Release: Immediate  

 

CMP working toward a late-night finish in most areas

 

   AUGUSTA, Maine, March 1, 2010, 5:00 p.m. — Central Maine Power Company (CMP) reports 6,000 remaining outages as of 5:00 p.m. on Monday. Crews spent much of the day making up for lost ground as high winds added nearly 5,000 new outages on top of the damage from Friday’s storm.

“The latter stages of a storm recovery are generally more difficult because each job brings on fewer and fewer customers,” said CMP spokesman John Carroll. “In this case though, the work didn’t just slow down; we spent a lot of the morning and early afternoon going backwards. That’s tough on everyone—customers and our crews.”

As crews prepare to work through another night, the company still expects to complete the storm restoration in most communities by late tonight. CMP says that residents in some communities who have not had their power restored by 9:00 p.m. may be without power until Tuesday.

Outages by county as of 5:00 p.m.
York             2,093
Cumberland             1,451
Sagadahoc             1,173
Lincoln                936
Oxford                  84
Waldo                  70
Knox                  58
Kennebec                    4
Total             5,869

 

A list of towns where overnight outages are likely will be released later this evening.


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

 

Next update: 8:00 p.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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