Nearly 2,200 Central Maine Power Co. customers were still without power as of 9 p.m. Monday.

John Carroll, a spokesman for CMP, said the company expects that everyone will have electricity restored by noon today.

Most of the remaining outages — 2,086 — were reported in York County, where repair crews were focusing their efforts.

“It was really a matter of geography. The farther south you went in New England, the heavier the snow,” Carroll said.

The outages were caused by an unusual October nor’easter that tore through the region Saturday night and lasted into Sunday.

Snowfalls varied from region to region.

Portland set a new record with 5.2 inches of snow at the Portland International Jetport, while places such as North Acton and Bridgton were blanketed with snowfall amounts of 20 and 17.4 inches, respectively.

Carroll said the peak power outage occurred at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, when 143,000 customers were without service.

An estimated 207,000 customers lost power at some point during the storm.

Heavy snow combined with wind caused tree branches to fall on power lines, a situation that caused widespread outages, but did not cause destructive damage to poles and power lines.

About 600 line and tree workers were in the field, Carroll said.

During Hurricane Irene, CMP had to repair 348 broken poles. Only 28 poles broke during the most recent storm.

“That is part of the reason why we’ve made such good progress,” Carroll said. 

Staff Writer Dennis Hoey can be contacted at 791-6365 or at [email protected]