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CMP Crews Continue to Fix Damage from High Winds

 

AUGUSTA, Maine, November 25, 2013 — Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, will have crews working through Monday to restore power to customers who lost service when high winds blew through Maine on Sunday. At 9 a.m., an estimated 5,200 customers remained without service, mostly in Franklin, Oxford, and Somerset Counties.


 
CMP estimates that 48,500 customers lost power at some point during the storm. Nearly 50 poles were broken when high winds toppled trees and blew limbs into power lines. Restoration has been particularly challenging in parts of Franklin, Oxford, and Somerset Counties, where storm debris closed roads and blocked access to some of the most remote parts of CMP’s service area.

 

CMP expects to complete restoration in York County by midday, and in the Kennebec Valley by late afternoon. Most of the remaining customers should have service back by late evening. However, a few customers in areas where storm debris has blocked road access may be without service into Tuesday morning.


 
An estimated 300 people, including lineworkers, pole-setting crews, tree crews, assessors, safety specialists, supervisors, and others, are working in the field and in CMP offices on service restoration.


 
Here is a list of remaining outages by county:


 
Franklin: 2,202
Oxford: 1,018
Somerset: 889
Androscoggin: 588
Kennebec: 212
York: 207
Cumberland: 96
Sagadahoc: 26
Lincoln: 15
Total: 5,253

 

CMP is also following weather forecasts that call for another storm to come through the area later this week.

 

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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.