Crews from Central Maine Power Co. and the many entities working with them have been steadily returning power to Lincoln County homes. Even so, Lincoln County still leads the state in remaining power outages, with 1,930 outages as of the 3:20 p.m. report from CMP.
The company’s storm recovery team, numbering more than 3,300 personnel, will keep working around the clock to restore service to the remaining customers, according to CMP.
All Lincoln County roads are open, according to the Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency. The open roads should allow power crews greater access to repair downed lines.
“We are concentrating our line crews and tree crews in the remaining communities with outages,” said Sara J. Burns, president and CEO of CMP. “Our crews are cutting their way down narrow roads and driveways to get back one customer at a time, but we will stay on the job until everyone is back on line.”
The total number of remaining outages shows significant improvement from Sunday evening, when there were 3,979 outages in Lincoln County, according to the CMP report at the time.
Most Lincoln County towns had power outages, according to the Monday evening report from CMP. Estimates from CMP about when power will be returned to most Lincoln County households ranged from between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Monday, according to town-by-town restoration estimates on the CMP website. Several restoration estimates, on small rural roads, ranged into Tuesday at 5 p.m.