High winds today has set back Central Maine Power Co.’s efforts to restore power from last week’s storms.

Coastal winds – forecast to reach 40 mph this afternoon – increased the number of customers without electricity from 11,000 early this morning to 15,700 at noon.

Falling trees have snapped more utility poles, adding to the 335 poles that were broken last week. CMP says it has 1,200 people working to restore power, including more than 800 workers clearing trees, replacing poles and repairing lines.

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