MAINE, Maine — The season's first nor'easter pounded Maine with strong winds and heavy rain that began Wednesday night and continued into Thursday morning.

"Conditions continue to change," Peter Rogers, acting director of the Maine Emergency Management Agency, said in a release Thursday morning. "Look for hazards and be careful as you head out."

The fast-moving storm had knocked out power to 172,250 Central Maine Power customers as of 11:36 a.m., the majority of them along the coast:

  • Cumberland - 57,7499  
  • Kennebec - 4,834
  • Knox - 13,441 
  • Lincoln - 17,755
  • Sagadahoc - 10,950
  • York - 38,698

Emera Maine reported 39,126 power outages just before noon Thursday.

Check CMP for full list of outages here.

Check Emera outages here

Colby Thomas of Biddeford captured incredible footage of a transformer blowing around 5:30 a.m. on Bacon Street Thursday in what looked like a fireworks show outside his home. 

Wes Tibbetts captured the stormy seas and gusting winds at the Bar Harbor Town Pier Thursday morning. 

Downed trees across the state not only knocked out power but made driving difficult. Find current driving conditions and closed roads here. 

School delays and closings here. 

Lightning struck in eastern Maine early Thursday morning. 

Some of the storm's strongest winds have been seen in Casco Bay through Penobscot Bay and Downeast Maine. At the Portland Jetport winds gusted to 62 mph, making it to the top-ten list of strongest wind gusts in Maine since 1941. 

Nobody likes a power outage but if there is a silver lining, it's not like a winter outage when temps are dangerously cold and pipes freeze.

There are many downed trees right in Portland. Here's one on Neal St.

Caution tape on Lawn Ave. in Portland
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Trees down on Leland St. in Portland
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Acadia National Park evacuated one of the park's largest campgrounds Wednesday ahead of the storm. Blackwoods Campground was closed Wednesday afternoon and park officials say they will evaluate conditions today to determine when the campground will re-open. 

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Approximately 70 roads in Lincoln County were blocked by downed trees or power lines, the Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency reported at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Transformers were blowing all over Maine including one in South Portland during Storm Center. 

The National Weather Service in Gray, Maine is reporting wind gusts as of 3:16 a.m. 

LOCATION SPEED TIME/DATE PROVIDER

...CUMBERLAND COUNTY...

PORTLAND 50 MPH 0230 AM 10/17 CWOP

PORTLAND JETPORT 47 MPH 0249 AM 10/17 ASOS

CAPE ELIZABETH 40 MPH 0300 AM 10/17 CWOP

...KNOX COUNTY...

ROCKLAND 39 MPH 0248 AM 10/17 AWOS

...LINCOLN COUNTY...

NEW HARBOR 55 MPH 0300 AM 10/17 CWOP

...YORK COUNTY...

ARUNDEL 54 MPH 0255 AM 10/17 CWOP

YORK 46 MPH 0254 AM 10/17 CWOP

SANFORD 41 MPH 0158 AM 10/17 AWOS

...NEW HAMPSHIRE...

...BELKNAP COUNTY...

LACONIA 39 MPH 0251 AM 10/17 AWOS

...CHESHIRE COUNTY...

RINDGE 49 MPH 0130 AM 10/17 CWOP

KEENE 44 MPH 0232 AM 10/17 AWOS

...COOS COUNTY...

MOUNT WASHINGTON 123 MPH 0222 AM 10/17 AWOS

STEWARTSTOWN 42 MPH 0232 AM 10/17 CWOP

...HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY...

MANCHESTER I-293 40 MPH 0304 AM 10/17 NHDOT

NASHUA BOIRE FLD 40 MPH 1259 AM 10/17 AWOS

MANCHESTER 40 MPH 0233 AM 10/17 ASOS

HUDSON 39 MPH 1255 AM 10/17 CWOP

...ROCKINGHAM COUNTY...

PORTSMOUTH 51 MPH 0251 AM 10/17 AWOS

STRATHAM 41 MPH 0308 AM 10/17 CWOP

NEWTON 39 MPH 0223 AM 10/17 CWOP

...STRAFFORD COUNTY...

ROCHESTER 40 MPH 0100 AM 10/17 ASOS

...SULLIVAN COUNTY...

SUNAPEE 44 MPH 0256 AM 10/17 CWOP

...MAINE...

...MARITIME STATIONS...

9 ESE OGUNQUIT 49 MPH 0204 AM 10/17 NDBC

WELLS, ME 46 MPH 0254 AM 10/17 NOS-NWLON

BIDDEFORD 45 MPH 0216 AM 10/17 CWOP

4 ESE CAPE ELIZABETH 43 MPH 0150 AM 10/17 NDBC

NEWAGEN 42 MPH 0301 AM 10/17 CWOP

10 SE YORK 40 MPH 0104 AM 10/17 NDBC

...NEW HAMPSHIRE...

9 SE KITTERY POINT 63 MPH 0200 AM 10/17 NDBC

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