Utility Crews Reducing Power Outages in Maine and New Brunswick
Over 100 thousand homes and businesses were still without power on Christmas Day in Maine and New Brunswick in the wake of a widespread ice storm.
Central Maine Power Company reports over 54,000 customers were without electricity Christmas morning. (Get the latest CMP outage information)
Bangor Hydro Electric says that about 21,000 were without power, roughly one-quarter of the utility's customers. (Go here for the latest Bangor Hydro outages )
NB Power reports that the number of outages in the province is down to about 30,000, with the St. Stephen, Rothesay, Sussex and Fredericton areas suffering the most ice damage. (For current power outages in New Brunswick, click here.)
Hundreds of utility crews are working around the clock and have been contending with new outages since the ice storm hit early Sunday. Many families in Maine and New Brunswick face the prospect of not having their power restored until after Christmas.