Power Companies Prep for Inclement Weather

Mar 2, 2018

Maine Public in Portland Friday morning
Credit Sandra Gilley / Maine Public

As the strong nor'easter storm moves in and causes problems in southern Maine, Maine's power companies say they've prepared for the storm, which is expected to bring high winds to the state over the next day.

In an email, Central Maine Power (CMP) spokeswoman Gail Rice says it has brought in about 100 additional crews from contractors in New Brunswick and Maine. She says so far crews have been able to deal with the issues that have come up.

CMP right now is reporting about 250 customers without power. Emera Maine, which provides power to parts of central and northern Maine that are being impacted less by the storm isn't reporting any outages.