Lucas Tree Experts employees Mike Marble at left and Shane Holden look at a tree felled by winds at 221 Village View in Wilton Monday afternoon, March 29. Pam Harnden/Livermore Falls Advertiser Buy this Photo

WILTON — Monday afternoon, March 29, winds toppled a spruce tree at 221 Village View pulling telephone and power lines from the home and damaging a vehicle.

“I’m glad I wasn’t in it,” Karen Shovelton said. “I had just come back from the Post Office.”

Central Maine Power Co. lineman Justin Fisher maneuvers downed lines near 221 Village View in Wilton Monday afternoon, March 29. Pam Harnden/Livermore Falls Advertiser Buy this Photo

Central Maine Power Co. linemen Justin Fisher used a pole to move the lines so the tree could be worked on. Lucas Tree Experts employee Mike Marble wielded a chain saw to cut the spruce into smaller pieces. Fellow employee Shane Holden, with help from Fisher dragged the top of the tree to an open lawn across the street. The three then removed other pieces.

Lucas Tree Experts employee Mike Marble cuts through the top of a spruce tree that fell on a car at 221 Village View in Wilton Monday afternoon, March 29. Pam Harnden/Livermore Falls Advertiser Buy this Photo

Meanwhile, CMP Co. lineman Drew Soule reattached the lines to the home.

CMP Co. lineman Justin Fisher at left and Lucas Tree Experts employee Shane Holden drag the top of a spruce tree across Village View in Wilton Monday, March 29. Pam Harnden/Livermore Falls Advertiser Buy this Photo

“Thank you guys for cutting that up,” resident Kevin Black said. “I really appreciate it.”

It’s too bad, it’s totaled, he said of the car.

CMP Co. lineman Drew Soule reattaches lines to 221 Village View in Wilton while fellow lineman Justin Fisher looks on Monday afternoon, March 29. Resident Karen Shovelton is seen on the porch. Pam Harnden/Livermore Falls Advertiser Buy this Photo

“We went all the way through winter, then this had to happen,” Black said.

Kevin Black, a resident at 221 Village View in Wilton looks over the damage to Karen Shovelton’s car while she takes pictures in the background Monday afternoon, March 29. A spruce tree felled by winds earlier that afternoon pulled lines from their home and landed on her car. Pam Harnden/Livermore Falls Advertiser Buy this Photo

Wilton Public Works cleaned up the tree debris Tuesday morning.

Several other areas in town saw trees or limbs come down, Public Works Foreman John Masse said in a phone interview Tuesday.

“One on Swett Road which lost power. The top of a tree is still on the power line on Pleasant Road but power wasn’t lost,” he said. “One on Pleasant Street, one on Orchard Drive. A limb came down on Lake Road, it didn’t affect power.”

Three of CMP’s 2,295 Wilton customers were without power at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday according to their website. One customer each on Farmer, Gibbons and Guy Chandler roads had CMP’s estimated restoration listings as ‘assessing’ on the website.

In Franklin County, 491 CMP customers were still without power according to the CMP website. Madrid showed 209, Carrabassett Valley 146, Weld 73 and Phillips 47. All other towns had between one and five without power.

 

 

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