November 8, 2012

Central Maine Power Company sending relief team to New Jersey

By Dennis Hoey
Staff Writer

AUGUSTA — Central Maine Power Company announced Thursday it will be sending a team of 60 line repair crews, supervisors, safety specialists, mechanics and field coordinators to northwest New Jersey to help restore power to customers served by FirstEnergy.

The mutual aid team is scheduled to gather in Kennebunk Friday at 7 a.m. at Exit 25 southbound of the Maine Turnpike.

“FirstEnergy was one of the companies that came to help us during the 1998 Ice Storm,” Sara Burns, Central Maine Power Company president, said in a statement issued Thursday night. “We remember how grateful we were to have their assistance then, so we’re glad to have the chance to help them in return.”

CMP sent crews to Connecticut last week to help restore power that was lost as a result of superstorm Sandy. Those crews returned to Maine earlier than expected to deal with power outages caused by Thursday’s nor’easter.

But the nor'easter caused little damage in Maine which freed crews up to return to New Jersey.

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