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Central Maine Power Crews Focus on Safety in High Winds and Blowing Snow

 

AUGUSTA, Maine, February 9, 2013, 9:30 a.m. — Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, reports 9,700 outages as high winds and blowing snow rake the Maine coast. CMP crews and equipment are in place to respond to outages this morning, although travel and working conditions remain a safety concern for the utility.

 

“Our crews are responding to outage reports to ensure any downed equipment is de-energized to protect the public,” said John Carroll, spokesperson for Central Maine Power. “In some instances, they can make immediate repairs, but they also have to weigh the risks of working aloft considering the high winds, slippery roads, and poor visibility. We do expect conditions to improve by later today”

 

Outages by county:

 

Cumberland: 3,707
Waldo: 3,011
Oxford: 1,322
Penobscot: 468
Kennebec: 453
Lincoln: 332
Hancock: 201
Sagadahoc: 164
Somerset: 33
Piscataquis: 22
Knox: 10
Total: 9,723

 

Next update: noon

 

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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 six 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.