As of late afternoon Sept. 30, Central Maine Power restored more than 60,000 customer outages, out of a total of 128,000 caused by prolonged gusty winds.

According to CMP, the peak number of outages was 107,000 and as of 3:30pm there were about 67,000 outages remaining across the service area. In addition to its own 100 crews, CMP has 70 in-state contractors and 100 tree crews at work, and dozens of additional crews from sister companies in New York and Connecticut are headed to Maine to assist.

Kerri Theriault, director of Electric Operations of CMP said they “will be working around the clock to restore power outages… We know that customers are challenged to work and learn from home and we are committed to working as quickly and safely as possible to get the lights back on. One of the advantages of being part of a larger organization is our ability to call up support from our sister companies on short notice. These crews are on their way and we will assign them to the hardest hit areas.”