Significant damage reported after severe storms pound parts of the state

  • Source: WMTW-TV ABC 8 Poland Spring
  • Published: 07/01/2024 12:00 AM

Strong and severe storms were moving through Maine Sunday, with numerous severe thunderstorm warnings and even a tornado warning in northern Maine. Those storms knocked out power to thousands of customers and also brought down trees and caused damage. In Fryeburg, the fire department said a possible microburst caused extensive damage to trees and power lines. As of 6 p.m., Route 5 from Fish Street to the Lovell town line was closed as well as West Fryeburg Road from Cornshop Road to North Fryeburg Road. In Lovell, there were reports of numerous trees down on Route 113, possibly leaving some drivers with nowhere to go. There was also a report of a car hitting a large tree that came down on Route 113. In the same area, there were reports of trees down on Route 302 near Pleasant Mountain.


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