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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
Total:                     14,983
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.
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