Unconfirmed tornadoes reported during overnight storms

Severe storms that rolled through Maine overnight left a swath of damage, power outages and even reports of tornadoes.

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Heavy rains Tuesday night washed out Route 43 in Farmington. The road was closed for several hours.

According to Farmington fire Chief Terry Bell, flooding occurred at the Intervale and Front Street area, Weeks Mills Road as it comes into Route 43, Cowan Hill Road off Route 27 and Clover Mill Road. 

Flash flood warnings went up from Rumford to Skowhegan, with flood advisories extending from central Oxford County to southern Franklin County.

Mike Smith, emergency management director for Somerset County, tells the Morning Sentinel that there was a report of a tornado in the town of St. Albans.

Funnel clouds and tornadoes also were reported in Cornville, Mercer and Industry.

Meteorologist Tom Hawley of the National Weather Service in Gray said Wednesday no tornadoes have been confirmed, but agency inspectors will head out this week to survey the damage.

The state's two major electric utilities were reporting about 500 customers without power as of Wednesday morning.

No major injuries were reported.

A flash flood watch remains in effect through Wednesday for parts of western Maine.

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