Heavy, wet snow that fell over much of southern Maine Wednesday night is keeping Central Maine Power crews busy Thursday afternoon.
CMP spokesperson Gail Rice says there are 85 crews working to restore power to trouble spots in parts of York, Cumberland and Androscoggin counties.
“They have made some progress, however the heavy snow load on trees is causing a lot of new outages and it seems kind of one step forward, one step back,” she says.
Rice says as of midafternoon Thursday about 17,000 customers are still in the dark. She’s hopeful that power will be restored to most customers later Thursday.