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Maine Crews Repair Power After New England Storm

More than 11,600 homes and businesses in Maine are still without electricity as crews continue restoring power to customers who lost service after a powerful coastal storm packing rain, snow and sleet charged through New England.

Work to fix downed power lines continued Tuesday, a day after the storm left tens of thousands of people in the dark. At sea, swells topped out at more than 15 feet. Central Maine Power Co. said as of 8 a.m., 11,629 customers were still without power in southern and central Maine.

The storm raked the region Monday with driving rain, sleet, freezing rain and powerful winds. Dozens of schools closed because of power outages, and at least one traffic fatality was blamed on the weather.

This program aired on November 9, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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