All but a handful of Mainers had electricity restored by early Sunday evening, after a powerful snowstorm Thursday dumped more than 2 feet of heavy, wet snow in some areas of the state.

As of 5 p.m., Central Maine Power Co., which serves most of southern Maine, had no remaining outages.

Emera Maine, which serves northern and eastern Maine, had only nine customers still without power as of 5:20 p.m.

At its peak, roughly 130,000 CMP customers lost power, according to a company spokesperson. Power was gradually restored with the help of 300 company and contractor crews working throughout the weekend.

In preparation for the storm, CMP deployed 259 line crews, including 166 contractor crews from Maine, Quebec, New Brunswick, Connecticut and New York, throughout the state Thursday night.

Earlier Sunday, about 120 CMP customers in Kennebec County, including 81 in Litchfield and 33 in Chelsea, had been without power, as were 98 customers in Franklin County’s Carrabassett Valley.

The power outages affected operations at the popular Sugarloaf ski resort. At 1 p.m. Sunday, the company posted a message to its website, indicating that only the SuperQuad, Skyline, Sawduster, Snubber, Moosecalator and West Mountain lifts were open, with all others closed.


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