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Thousands Of People In Central Maine With No Power

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It might not quite be the ‘Ice Storm of ’98′, but the ‘Ice Storm of ’13′ is certainly causes plenty of problems in Central Maine. As of 4 a.m. on Tuesday, December 24, 2013, Central Maine Power is reporting almost 78,000 customers without power and Kennebec County being hit the hardest. In Kennebec Country, CMP has 69,124 customers and 32,869 are without electricity as of 4 a.m.Freezing rain has blanketed the area off and on for three days and the weight of ice has cause trees to snap, often sounding like gunshots,

Central Maine Power crews are focusing Monday night on making sure downed lines are no longer electrified and are as safe as possible. CMP spokesman, John Carroll, told the Kennebec Journal, that if CMP customers don’t have power Monday night, they probably won’t have it back on until Tuesday. He added that outages will be assessed overnight and CMP will have a better idea on Tuesday of whether some customers could be without power a second or third night.

Mother nature isn’t helping out, with the storm over, skies will clear but winds will increase and the temperatures are going to tumble over the next couple of days.

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