Central Maine Power Co. said it hopes to have power restored to most customers by tonight, though some isolated pockets may remain without electricity until Tuesday.

The utility said that at 5 p.m., 6,000 customers were without power. Repair crews had to contend with new damage today as high winds knocked out power to 5,000 customers in addition to the 11,000 that remained without power this morning after last week’s storms.

The last homes to be restored tend to be smaller lines, with fewer customers, making the final restoration process more painstaking than the first wave of repair work, said CMP spokesman John Carroll.

At its worst, last week’s storms knocked out power to 133,000 by Friday morning.

York and Cumberland counties had the most customers remaining without power this evening, with 2,093 and 1,451 respectively.

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