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Storm Leaves Thousands Without Power in Maine



    (Published Friday, April 8, 2016)

    A powerful spring storm caused widespread power outages and damage throughout Maine.

    Crews spent Thursday night into Friday evening repairing utility poles, cleaning up down trees and restoring power throughout the state.

    All told, nearly 54,000 customers experienced outages, between Central Maine Power and Emera Maine.

    According to CMP spokesperson Gail Rice, the company's goal was to have everyone restored by Friday night.

    "Last night was one of our busiest," said Scott Doyle of the New Gloucester Fire Department.

    "We have seen some very large trees come down. It's been wet, and the ground is very soft, with the frost we've had, so it doesn't take much for these trees to go by the wayside."

    There were no reports of any injuries during the storm.

    Minor coastal flooding occurred in Southern Maine. Astronomical high tide hit around 12:30 Friday afternoon, causing splash over and beach erosion at Camp Ellis in Saco, Maine.

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