AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine utility officials keep chipping away at the remaining power outages left by Tropical Storm Irene and about 40,000 customers — about 5,000 fewer than Wednesday morning — are still without service.
Central Maine Power Co. spokesman John Carroll said that most of the remaining outages are in the far southern counties, York and Cumberland. About 280,000 CMP customers had lost electrical service at one time or another due to the weekend storm.
Farther north and east, Bangor Hydro-Electric Co. says power has been restored to all but 1,200 customers, but it’s not clear how many of those are storm-related.
In the meantime, Bangor Hydro’s sent backup repair crews south to help CMP crews.