February 6

CMP sending crews to Pa. to help restore power

Ice buildup on Wednesday downed tree limbs and power lines, putting 750,000 customers in the dark.

The Associated Press

AUGUSTA — Back in December, utility crews from as far away as Pennsylvania came to Maine to help out after the ice storm. Now Central Maine Power is returning the favor.

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An ice-covered utility line blocks the path of a firetruck after a storm on Wednesday in Philadelphia. Icy conditions have knocked out power to more than 200,000 electric customers in southeastern Pennsylvania.

The Associated Press

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A woman clears snow near a downed tree limb after Wednesday in Philadelphia.

The Associated Press

CMP said it’s sending 25 two-man line crews along with support personnel and equipment to southeastern Pennsylvania to help out Philadelphia Electric Co.

A dozen CMP supervisors, safety specialists, mechanics, and logistics specialists are part of the team which is departing Thursday morning.

Freezing rain caused ice buildup that downed tree limbs and power lines. All told, about 750,000 customers were in the dark on Wednesday.

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