CMP Warns Outages Could Last A Significant Amount Of Time
According to WCSH 6, CMP is warning that it could be some time before all of their customers have power restored.
As of about 3 PM on Sunday (December 6th), Versant Power had about 15,000 customers without power. Central Maine Power had about 124,000 customers waiting for power to be restored.
The outages, widespread across the bulk of the state, were caused by the Nor'Easter that rolled through New England on Saturday afternoon, Saturday night, and early Sunday.
Representatives for CMP explained that many of the outages in the Central Maine Power service area were caused by downed tree limbs across power lines. They also say they were prepared to handle the repercussions from the storm. They had a total of 300 line crews (totaling 1,500 people) ready to tackle outages.
A press release from Central Maine Power said:
CMP is currently assessing, and will post Estimated Restoration Times as soon as they are able. Given the extensive scale of outages, the company is advising that customers should be prepared to be without power for an extended amount of time.
Central Maine Power reminds those who do not have power to be safe. They ask that you: never approach a downed power line, unplug major appliances, unplug sensitive electronics, and you never use an outdoor stove (or grill) to heat your home.
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