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Central Maine Power Reports 16,000 Outages Remaining in 64 Towns

 

AUGUSTA, Maine, September 1, 2011, 9 a.m. — Central Maine Power Company (CMP) reports 16,000 customers without power as of 9 a.m. Outages from Tropical Storm Irene peaked at nearly 187,000 customer accounts around 9 o’clock Sunday night, and the company estimates that nearly 280,000 customers lost service at some point during the storm. The storm caused outages in 336 towns across all 14 counties served by the utility. Presently, there are customers without power in 64 towns.

 

The company will move crews into communities in York and Cumberland counties as the restoration wraps up in other areas during the day. CMP reminds customers to use caution when approaching utility crews in the roadway, and urges customers to contact the company’s call center for information about repairs in their area. The working conditions are difficult, and it is important for crews to work safely without distraction or delay.

 

Outages by county as of 9 a.m.:

 

 County

 Customers Out

 Cumberland

 7,290

 York

 3,346

 Oxford

 3,341

 Kennebec

 1,342

 Lincoln

 212

 Androscoggin

 142

 Waldo

 81

 Somerset

 16

 Knox

 6

 Sagadahoc

 4

 CMP Total

 15,780

 

Click here to see a list of towns with outages as of 9 a.m.

 

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

 

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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.
For more information, visit www.cmpco.com and www.iberdrolausa.com.


  

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