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Central Maine Power Company, 83 Edison Drive, Augusta, ME 04336 (207) 622-NEWS 

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Release: Immediate  

  

CMP hopes to complete storm repairs by later today

 

AUGUSTA, Maine, Nov. 9, 2010 — Crews from Central Maine Power Company (CMP), its affiliates, and contractors have begun their final push to complete clean-up from this week’s storm by Tuesday evening. Nearly 500 line and tree workers, plus hundreds of additional support personnel in the field and in CMP offices, are working on power restoration this morning.

 

“As we move into the later stages of storm repairs, the work becomes more and more labor-intensive as each repair brings back a smaller number of customers,” says CMP spokesperson Gail Rice. “We appreciate customers’ patience as we continue cleaning up the damage from Monday’s storm.”


Here are the outages by county as of 8 a.m. Tuesday.

 

Cumberland: 5,702
Lincoln: 1,533
Androscoggin: 1,434
Sagadahoc: 1,381
Kennebec: 653
York: 508
Oxford: 428
CMP Total: 11,639

 

Crews have found more than 100 broken utility poles.


CMP continues to urge customers to use caution if they see downed lines. The utility also reminds drivers to use caution when approaching utility crews in the roadway.


Additional information on storm safety and restoration, including a town-by-town listing of outages in the CMP service area with an area map, can be found on CMP’s web site at www.cmpco.com.


Next update: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday

  

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 cmpco.com. 

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