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Power restoration following storms and tornadoes is complete


AUGUSTA, Maine, July 23, 2010, 9 a.m. — Crews from Central Maine Power Company (CMP) completed power restoration this morning to the remaining customers without service following Wednesday evening’s severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. Crews finished the work in a remote section of York County shortly before 9 a.m.

At the peak of the storm Wednesday evening, an estimated 23,000 customer accounts were without service. Damage was heaviest in York and Cumberland Counties after tornadoes touched down in Limerick, Alfred, and Gorham. More than 50 utility poles were broken in the storms.

During the past 36 hours, CMP had hundreds of lineworkers, tree crews, and others in the field, and dozens performing support roles in the effort to restore service after this week’s severe weather.

This is the final update on this storm.


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. Iberdrola USA, part of the Spanish-based Iberdrola Group, serves nearly 3 million gas and electric customers in five northeastern states through six subsidiaries in the region including CMP. For more information, visit