PARIS — Crews worked through heavy rain and lightning to clear downed trees on Elm Hill Road and High Street on Monday night.

A span of several hundred feet along High Street was rendered impassable after numerous fir trees were uprooted, knocking down power lines and blocking the road. 

“The way the weather was going, I thought we’d have more down,” fire Chief Brad Frost said.

Paris firefighters responded around 7:10 p.m., along with crews from the Paris Highway Department, Norway firefighters and crews from Central Maine Power. Workers from Lucas Tree were also called in to clear the debris, according to Frost. 

By 11:30 p.m., access to the road was restored.

Crews from Norway responded to a separate incident along Elm Hill Road in Paris where three trees knocked down power lines.

The number of outages peaked around 10 p.m. Monday, when Central Maine Power registered 1,375 customers without power, a spokesperson said Tuesday.  By Tuesday afternoon, all but around 110 customers remained without power, most of them in remote areas.

There were no reported incidents in Oxford or Norway.

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