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Severe thunderstorms topple trees, cut power to thousands

Central Maine Power reported over 16,000 outages in the state Wednesday night.

GORHAM, Maine — People across the state experienced power outages, Central Maine Power reports Wednesday night, due to severe weather in Maine. 

As of 10:50 p.m. Wednesday, CMP reported 16,648 statewide outages, with the hardest-hit counties being Cumberland and York. By 4:30 a.m. CMP was reporting 588 outages.

Severe thunderstorms roll into Maine

Severe storms rolled through New Hampshire and are now impacting southern Maine. Meteorologist Jess Conley has the latest

Posted by NEWS CENTER Maine on Wednesday, May 26, 2021

In Gorham, strong winds toppled a large tree onto a house on Glenwood Ave.

Fortunately, no one was injured, but people were inside the home at the time the tree fell. 

"The wind picked up really bad and everything started shaking and there was a really bad bang. I thought it was lightning or something," Lauryn Wegmann said. "So we all sort of rushed towards the basement before it all ended. And we like it was a tree. Pretty freaky, pretty scary."

Downed trees and limbs on lines caused several road closures and downed lines in various spots across Southern Maine Wednesday night. 

CMP crews were expected to work through the night to restore power to customers.