Line workers from out of state give up holiday to help CMP

4:47 PM, Dec 24, 2013   |    comments
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GARDINER, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Hundreds of tree and line crews from out of state are giving up their holiday and joining forces with CMP to help knock some of the outages down.

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Central Maine Power crews are focused on the midcoast and Augusta areas. There's a mobile inventory set up at Gardiner Area High School so CMP crews don't have to travel far to drop off broken equipment or pick up new lines or transformers.

CMP president and CEO, Sara Burns, says Monday's freezing rain set the restoration process back.  Any outages that were restored, were knocked out again by Monday night.

Burns said Tuesday morning, "We have 110 tree crews on the system this morning who are from instate and out of state. We have 105 other line crews helping us, from instate and out of state. We probably have another 40 line crews on the road coming to help us. Every single one of them recognizes they're giving up their holiday to get this restoration done."


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