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Power Restoration Following Winter Storm Nearly Complete


AUGUSTA, Maine, November 23, 2011, 5 p.m. — Central Maine Power Company (CMP) crews have restored power to 95 percent of the customers who lost service when a storm dumped heavy, wet snow over parts of Maine. At 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, an estimated 1,NNN customer accounts were without service, mostly in Lincoln, , Sagadahoc, and Cumberland Counties. Outages peaked at nearly 14,200 customer accounts just after 9:30 a.m. today, and utility officials estimate more than 28,000 customers were without service at some point over the course of the storm.


“Crews have made good progress today, despite motor vehicle accidents and tree contacts that caused some new outages,” says CMP spokesperson Gail Rice. “We remain on track to finish the job by late this evening.”


Here is a list of outages by county as of 5 p.m.:

Lincoln: 579
Sagadahoc: 346
Cumberland: 240
York: 58
Knox: 26
CMP 1,249

 

CMP urges customers to report outages to the toll-free outage hotline: 1-800-696-1000.

 

The company urges customers to stay clear of any downed lines and debris, and it asks drivers to use caution when approaching utility crews on slippery roads. The working conditions are difficult, and the workers appreciate everyone’s consideration for their safety.
Additional information on storm safety and restoration, including a town-by-town listing of outages in the CMP service area with an area map, can be found on CMP’s web site at www.cmpco.com.

 

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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. For more information, visit cmpco.com .

 

About Iberdrola USA: Iberdrola USA, a subsidiary of global energy leader Iberdrola, S.A., is an energy services and delivery company serving more than 2.4 million customers in upstate New York and New England. For more information about Iberdrola USA, visit www.iberdrolausa.com.