PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says forest rangers have been dispatched to New York City to assist in the storm recovery effort as utilities continue to make progress in restoring power.
The Maine Forest Ranger Incident Management Team, which departed Wednesday, is comprised of seven rangers, a Washington County Sheriff's Deputy and a Washington County communications specialist. LePage says the state was spared the worst of Sandy's wrath and wants to help others.
Central Maine Power reported Wednesday evening that about 3,300 customers were still in the dark and that service would be restored to all customers by late Wednesday.
CMP and Bangor Hydro Hydro Electric Co. are considering whether to send crews to assist with restoration efforts elsewhere once their work is done in Maine.