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Thousands still without power in York County

CMP is reporting that more than 16,000 customers are still in the dark, with the majority remaining in York County. (WGME)

KITTERY (WGME) -- CMP is reporting that more than 16,000 customers are still in the dark, with the majority remaining in York County.

CMP says it hopes to restore power to 90 percent of those customers by Wednesday night, but in York County, 60 percent of the people who lost power in Tuesday's storm still don't have it.

Burke's Tree Service says not only did the Nor’easter keep their guys busy plowing driveways and parking lots, they also got eight new jobs Wednesday from trees that fell onto houses. One caved in part of the roof of a Kittery home.

Taylor Lobster Company in Kittery lost power at 4:30 Tuesday afternoon. A day later, they were still in the dark.

They need electricity to run the pumps that get oxygen to the lobsters, otherwise they'll die. So owner Bret Taylor had no choice but to move all 9,000 pounds of lobster he had.

"So we pulled them out of the water,” Taylor said. “And then they stayed cold overnight. And now we sent them down to another company to float in their tanks. So it's good to have friends in these situations."

Taylor may not lose any lobsters, but he says he did lose business Wednesday; locally and across country where they ship seafood.

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