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Storm Repair Work Will Continue Through the Night

AUGUSTA, Maine, March 7, 2011 — Crews from Central Maine Power Company (CMP) will work through the night in efforts to fix damage caused by a late winter storm that came through Maine on Monday. Heavy, wet snow and ice coated tree limbs and branches in inland and northern parts of the utility’s service area, bringing them down onto power lines. Continued inclement weather hindered repair efforts in many areas Monday evening.

A transformer failure at a utility substation in Farmington left an additional 3,800 customers in the area without service. The company is working to restore service to some of those customers later this evening, but many will likely be without service into the pre-dawn hours.

Some customers in other parts of the utility’s service area will also be without service into Tuesday.

Here is a list of outages by county as of 9 p.m. Monday:


Franklin: 4,754
Somerset: 2,378
Oxford: 1,472
Kennebec: 1,312
Piscataquis: 956
Penobscot: 789
Androscoggin: 559
Waldo: 72
Sagadahoc: 54
Cumberland: 53
CMP: 12,399


If outages occur, customers should call the toll-free outage hotline: 1-800-696-1000. Additional information on storm safety can be found on CMP’s web site at


About CMP and Iberdrola USA: CMP, a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, is Maine’s largest electricity transmission and distribution company, serving more than 600,000 customers. The company has been ranked #1 in customer satisfaction three times by J.D. Power and Associates. Iberdrola USA, a subsidiary of global energy leader Iberdrola, S.A., is an energy services and delivery company with more than 2.4 million customers in upstate New York and New England. We are a team of dedicated individuals working as one to deliver value to our customers, employees and shareholders. By providing outstanding customer service and exceptional reliability, while holding safety and the environment in high regard, we aspire to be a world-class energy company.
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