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Safety Urged Around Storm Recovery Work Crews


August 31, 2011

2:00 PM


The Maine Emergency Management Agency is asking Mainers to stay clear of all emergency crews working to clear debris, repair roads and restore power in the wake of Hurricane Irene.

"It's a natural thing to want to approach and speak with workers in your neighborhood, " says MEMA Director Rob McAleer , "However, it is never safe to enter a work area, whether it is road repair, tree work or line repair. Please allow these workers to focus on their repairs. This will allow them to get the job done that much quicker."

Central Maine Power adds that the best way to get up-to-date information about power restoration is to call their toll-free outage reporting line at 1-800-696-1000.

As of noon today, CMP continued to report steady progress in power restoration, with crews from northern Maine, New Hampshire and New Brunswick joining the effort.



Last update: 07/20/10