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Repair of Damage from Severe Thunderstorms in Final Stages
AUGUSTA, Maine, June 3, 2013 — Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, will have crews working through the night to restore power to the last of the customers who lost service following severe thunderstorms that hit Maine on Sunday. At 9 p.m., fewer than 600 customers remained without service, most in Oxford County.
CMP estimates that 35,000 customers lost power at some point during the storm. Crews replaced 29 poles that were broken when high winds toppled trees and blew limbs into power lines. Restoration has been particularly challenging in areas where storm debris closed roads and blocked access to some of the most remote parts of CMP’s service area.
An estimated 300 people, including lineworkers, pole-setting crews, tree crews, assessors, safety specialists, supervisors, and others, have been working in the field and in CMP offices on service restoration.
Here is a list of remaining outages by county:
CMP Total: 569
Customers on the roads in the towns listed below may remain without service after midnight. Crews will continue to work through the night until restoration is complete.
Fryeburg: Allain Drive, Kimball Lake Shore,
Lovell: Lower Bay Line, Rudy Valley Line, Sheep Island Line, Diamond Match ROQ, Garcelon Line, Grace, Ayer Line Ext.
Norway: Holeman Lane, Youngs Camp Line, Millitteville Road
Stow: Hubley Ext.
Sweden: Perry Road, Pump Line.
Willimantic: Tims Cove Line
Woodstock: Merrifield Road, Perham Road
This is the final update for this storm.
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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 seven 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.