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Restoration from winter storm reaches final stages


AUGUSTA, Maine, March 1, 2010, 9:15 p.m. — Central Maine Power Company (CMP) reports crews have restored power to all but an estimated 1,900 customer accounts as of 9:15 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.


“This stage of the storm recovery becomes much more difficult as each repair brings back fewer and fewer customers,” said CMP spokesperson Gail Rice. “Today’s gusty winds and new outages hindered our progress for a while, but we are back on track to get most of our customers back on line before midnight.”


CMP plans to have crews work through another night, and some residents in communities who have not had their power restored this evening may be without power until Tuesday. Click here for a list of towns where overnight outages are likely .


Outages by county as of 9:15 p.m.:

York :890
Sagadahoc: 580
Lincoln: 222
Cumberland: 171
Waldo: 6
CMP Total: 1,869

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


Next update: Tuesday morning

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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