LIVERMORE FALLS — A thunder and lightning storm with strong winds knocked down seven trees early Tuesday on a ¾-mile stretch of Campground Road, Deputy Fire Chief Alan Chretien said.

One of the trees took down a power line, he said.

Central Maine Power Co. workers were on the scene at about 4 a.m.

Chretien said he asked the town’s Highway Department to help out.

At about 2 p.m., a second storm went through Livermore Falls and neighboring Franklin County, knocking down trees. Towns affected included Chesterville, Farmington and Jay.

Firefighters in those towns worked quickly to clear the roads. CMP was also working in the area.

Tim Hardy, director of Franklin County Emergency Management Agency, said he saw a Maine Department of Transportation bulletin Monday night about part of Route 27 being washed out in Jim Pond Township, near the Canadian border.

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