Hundreds of utility crews working in Maine on power outages

PORTLAND, MAINE - Hundreds of out-of-state utility crews are in Maine to help the state recover from a strong storm that left about 1.5 million Northeast homes and businesses without power.

Maine was one of the hardest hit states with nearly 500,000 customers in the dark at one point on Monday.

Utility companies in the state reported that the number of outages was down to about 140,000 on Thursday morning. But some schools and public services remained closed.

The storm also disrupted train service from Brunswick, Maine, to Boston.

In Rhode Island, Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo ordered a review of that state's main utility in response to the storm as thousands remained without power there.

Two utility companies in Maine have some 2,300 people working to restore power.

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