WILTON — A few chilly but resourceful residents ventured out to the Wilton Public Safety Building during Tuesday night’s windy power failure.

Wilton police officer Timothy Coombs came in to work early Wednesday morning to find some residents and firefighters at the building where heat and power was being supplied by a generator. Several homes in Wilton were without power for about 15 hours, he said.

Residents called at different times in the night because of their lack of power and ultimately heat on one of the chilliest nights so far, he said. Officers went to get some residents and brought them back to the building where cots were set up. The building houses the police and fire departments.

Central Maine Power had all power restored by Wednesday afternoon, spokesman Gail Rice said. Franklin County outages peaked at 6,700 customers for a couple hours. That number dropped to 2,800 by early evening. Power to Wilton homes was restored by Wednesday morning leaving just a final 85 homes in Madrid Township which were restored by Wednesday afternoon, she said.

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