Heavy wind gusts overnight Tuesday knocked power out to Central Maine Power Company customers in Kennebec, Franklin and Somerset counties and road crews in one community scrambled to remove fallen trees from roads.

Solon Road Commissioner Mike Foster said that heavy wind brought down two trees overnight. He was out in a plow truck at 4:30 a.m. when a resident reported a large maple tree down on South Solon Road. He cut the tree away and cleared the road, Foster added. Another tree was blown down on Drury Road, which knocked power out in the area, Foster said.

CMP spokeswoman Gail Rice said Wednesday that heavy wind affected service between Bingham and Jackman and up to 925 customers had power outtages for a couple hours Wednesday morning.

Statewide, CMP reported about 1,800 customers without power about mid-morning Wednesday, most of those in Oxford County.

By early afternoon, the power company reported no outages.

By 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, in central Maine, only Fayette, Chesterville and Solon were reporting power outages, according to Central Maine Power. Fayette had the most outages, with about 14 percent of the town’s nearly 900 customers without power.

In Solon, only 27 customers didn’t have power Wednesday morning, about 4 percent of the CMP customers in town.


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