CMP says preparations for ice storm helped

7:36 PM, Dec 23, 2013   |    comments
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NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- While the outages spiked on Monday, Central Maine Power spokesperson, John Carroll, says it could have been worse.

He says they were prepared for the worst with this storm and thankfully it was no ice storm of '98, where more than 275-thousand customers lost power.

Carroll says that's partly because with each storm, this company learns from mistakes, or new trials, and they grow. Once everyone gets some sleep, they regroup and talk about what worked and what didn't.

You may remember almost 5 years ago they formed a plan to trim trees along all of their lines.  They're almost done with that plan and as a result, Carroll says they have a stronger system and have seen less outages each year.

As for this storm, they packed on extra workers and were prepared with a plan for each one.


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