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Release: Immediate  

  

CMP expects to complete storm repairs this afternoon


AUGUSTA, Maine, Nov. 10, 2010 — Central Maine Power Company (CMP) says power restoration to those who lost service during the rain and wind storm that hit Maine Sunday and Monday will be complete this afternoon. At 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, an estimated 900 customer accounts that lost service late Sunday or early Monday remained without service. Most of them are in Sagadahoc County; the remainder are scattered in Cumberland, Lincoln, and Androscoggin Counties.

“Restoration to these final customers has been particularly difficult due to factors like location and the extent of damage,” said CMP spokesperson Gail Rice, “but we expect to restore service to these customers this afternoon.”

At the storm’s peak Monday morning, an estimated 61,445 homes and businesses were without power.

Winds from the storm broke 120 utility poles throughout CMP’s service area.

This is the final update for 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 cmpco.com. 

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