A pedestrian hops over a puddle at the corner of College and Bates streets in Lewiston on Thursday morning as wind and rain from the overnight storm began to subside.  Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Downed power lines and fallen trees block Hotel Road in Auburn on Thursday afternoon. Auburn Public Works started clearing downed trees and blocked roads before dawn. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

LEWISTON — According to Public Works Director Dale Doughty, his crews dealt with clogged drains and a few downed limbs Thursday but he had not heard of any major storm damage in Lewiston from the latest storm.

See below for more updates from Thursday.

Ferry Road in Lisbon was closed Thursday morning due to trees vs. power lines. Lisbon Fire Department photo

LISBON — The fire department says someone partially cleared a downed tree on Ferry Road after they closed it Thursday morning. The road barricade also was removed.

The problem was that the tree also brought down a power line and was still in contact with it when the sawing occurred.

“The tree will conduct electricity. The wet ground will conduct electricity,” the fire department wrote on its Facebook page. “Stay away from any line that is down.”

The road was blocked again.


Woodstock firefighters set up a detour near Andrews Hill Road after a tree fell across Route 26, taking down power lines on Thursday morning. Andree Kehn/ Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Debris from Wednesday night’s storm covers the road in front of Mike Marston’s home on the South Witham Road in Auburn on Thursday. Marston said the top of an old Balm of Gilead tree, right, crashed to the ground something overnight, destroying Marston’s mailbox. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Central Maine Power Co.’s website also took a direct hit from the powerful nor’easter that hit the state Thursday morning.

About 200,000 customers in the state were out of power late Thursday morning — more than 175,000 in CMP’s service area in central and southern Maine and about 38,000 in northern Maine who get their electricity service from Emera Maine.

Customers reported having trouble accessing the CMP website to check on the status of outages or to report that they had lost power. For some customers, CMP said power would be restored by Jan. 1, 2068.

— Edward D. Murphy, Press Herald

Storm knocks out power

BOSTON — A nor’easter has left hundreds of thousands of people without power in the Northeast.

The powerful storm brought high winds and rain to the region Wednesday and Thursday.


In Massachusetts, wind gusts reached up to 90 mph on Cape Cod and about 200,000 residents were impacted by power outages. The storm left nearly 200,000 people without power in Maine too. Most of those outages are in Cumberland and York counties.

And schools across Cumberland and York counties have cancelled or delayed classes.

— The Associated Press

This story will be updated.

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