Crews work to restore power after Isaias knocks out power to tens of thousands of Mainers

Crews are working to restore power to tens of thousands of Mainers who lost electricity when Tropical Storm Isaias hit Maine Tuesday night.Central Maine Power reported about 13,000 outages as of 8 p.m. Wednesday. The highest number of outages were reported in York and Cumberland counties. Thousands of outages were also reported in Androscoggin, Kennebec and Oxford counties. CMP said about 118,000 customers were affected by the storm.“Our team has worked diligently to establish safe conditions, allowing our lineworkers to hit the ground running with restoration efforts,” said David Flanagan, CMP’s executive chairman. “Having both our internal crews and contracted partners prepared ahead of time allowed us to make significant progress in restoring power rapidly for many customers.”CMP said it has approximately 200 CMP lineworkers and 240 contracted lineworkers, including 80 lineworkers from New Brunswick, working to restore power.More line crews are on their way from Hydro Quebec to assist with clean up efforts.

Crews are working to restore power to tens of thousands of Mainers who lost electricity when Tropical Storm Isaias hit Maine Tuesday night.

Central Maine Power reported about 13,000 outages as of 8 p.m. Wednesday.

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The highest number of outages were reported in York and Cumberland counties. Thousands of outages were also reported in Androscoggin, Kennebec and Oxford counties.

CMP said about 118,000 customers were affected by the storm.

“Our team has worked diligently to establish safe conditions, allowing our lineworkers to hit the ground running with restoration efforts,” said David Flanagan, CMP’s executive chairman. “Having both our internal crews and contracted partners prepared ahead of time allowed us to make significant progress in restoring power rapidly for many customers.”

CMP said it has approximately 200 CMP lineworkers and 240 contracted lineworkers, including 80 lineworkers from New Brunswick, working to restore power.

More line crews are on their way from Hydro Quebec to assist with clean up efforts.