Central Maine Power Company, 83 Edison Drive, Augusta, ME 04336
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CMP crews prepare to move into York County as restoration winds down in northern communities
AUGUSTA, Maine, October 31, 2011, noon — Central Maine Power Company (CMP) reports 15,000 customers without power as of noon on Monday. The company expects to complete repairs in most parts of the state by later today, although towns in York County are likely to have some customers out until Tuesday. Utility crews from other parts of the state will move into York County throughout the afternoon as repairs are completed in those areas. The damage in York County reflects the severity of storm in southern Maine and states to the south. As the restoration work in many parts of Maine nears completion, as many as 1.4 million utility customers are still without power in the southern New England states.
CMP estimates that the storm knocked out power to more than 207,400 customers since late Saturday evening, with a peak of nearly 145,000 outages on Sunday morning.
Outages by county as of noon:
County Customers Out Estimated Restoration
York 11,190 Tuesday early evening
Cumberland 1,065 Monday evening
Lincoln 889 Monday evening
Sagadahoc 863 Monday evening
Androscoggin 619 Monday evening
Kennebec 144 Monday afternoon
Oxford 81 Monday evening
Franklin 48 Monday afternoon
Knox 47 Monday afternoon
Waldo 28 Monday afternoon
Hancock 9 Monday afternoon
Click here to see a map of storm outages by town.
Next update: 5 p.m.
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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 four 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.