Over 7300 Lincoln County households affected by power outages caused by a late week storm have had their electricity restored, according to the report from Central Maine Power Co. at 1:35 p.m. on Saturday. In the most recent statement from CMP, Doug Herling, vice president for Electric Operation stated: “We expect to restore service to the majority of the remaining outages by late tonight.”
“Our employees and contractors have put in a tremendous effort since this storm began on Thursday, restoring service to more than 120,000 homes and businesses safely despite some difficult working conditions,” Herling said. “We appreciate our customers’ patience, especially with the New Year’s holiday this evening.”
A total of 258 Lincoln County households remain with outages at 1:35 p.m. on Saturday, according to CMP. Over half of these outages, 135, are in Edgecomb; many in the Cross Point Road area. The CMP estimate for power restoration in Edgecomb is midnight Saturday. However such estimates are often inaccurate, with restoration sometimes occurring earlier than estimated.
For a look at CMP restoration efforts, check online at http://www.cmpco.com/Outages/default.html.