Heavy, wet snow knocks out power to thousands of Mainers

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Heavy, wet snow knocks out power to thousands of Mainers

A storm that is bringing heavy, wet snow to much of Maine left thousands of people without power Thursday night.As of 6:30 p.m. about 26,000 customers were without power, according to Central Maine Power.CMP said it has brought in 80 company crews and 85 in-state contractor crews to handle the outages.The company said an additional 100 tree crews are ready to help.CMP said that in response to the coronavirus outbreak in the state, the company is limiting on employees in each vehicle, and employees are working in separate teams to minimize contact.CMP said workers have been told to maintain appropriate physical distance in the field and to only enter homes in the event of an emergency.The company also asked Mainers not to approach line crews.

A storm that is bringing heavy, wet snow to much of Maine left thousands of people without power Thursday night.

As of 6:30 p.m. about 26,000 customers were without power, according to Central Maine Power.

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CMP said it has brought in 80 company crews and 85 in-state contractor crews to handle the outages.

The company said an additional 100 tree crews are ready to help.

CMP said that in response to the coronavirus outbreak in the state, the company is limiting on employees in each vehicle, and employees are working in separate teams to minimize contact.

CMP said workers have been told to maintain appropriate physical distance in the field and to only enter homes in the event of an emergency.

The company also asked Mainers not to approach line crews.