Governors inspecting storm damage Sunday

The Associated Press
Posted Feb. 28, 2010, at 10:01 a.m.

YORK, Maine — The governors of Maine and New Hampshire plan to inspect damage from the weekend’s storm along the coastal areas of their states.

In addition to touring areas ravaged by heavy snow and powerful winds, New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch on Sunday afternoon is planning to tour Hampton where fire destroyed a hotel and four other buildings early Friday.

In Maine, Gov. John Baldacci is visiting York County on Sunday where he’ll be briefed on the lingering effects of the storm that struck the state Thursday night.

Baldacci planned to visit the emergency management office in Alfred and then visit sites damaged by the storm and one of the two shelters operating in York County.

Utility crews were making progress restoring power to customers after snow and heavy wind downed trees and power lines.

In Maine, nearly 33,000 Central Maine Power customers were without electricity as of noon Sunday. Bangor Hydro-Electric reported 785 customers without power, most of those in Hancock County.

In New Hampshire, about 87,000 customers of Public Service Company of New Hampshire — the state’s largest utility — were still without power as of 11 a.m. Sunday. That’s down from more than 269,000 reported Friday. Unitil reports more than 11,000 outages.

In Vermont, Green Mountain Power says 550 customers were without power Sunday.

Snowfall in some areas slowed power restoration efforts.

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