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    Sean Vigue, a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, walks near the storm damage Wednesday as he delivers the mail on Winter Street in Waterville.

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    Central Maine Power Co. linemen and Winthrop Fire Chief Dan Brooks confer Wednesday about a pole that fell across Route 135 in Winthrop.

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    A large tree limb knocked down power lines during Wednesday's storm and forced the closure of High Street in Waterville.

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    Monmouth firefighters remove a tree across the Sandborn Road Wednesday in Monmouth.

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    Following Wednesday's storm, Whitley Hussey inspects the damage outside of her apartment on Winter Street in Waterville.

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    Gardiner police Officer Amanda Roggio directs traffic around a fallen tree Wednesday as wind gusts exceed 30 miles per hour across Central Maine. Public safety, public works and utilities scrambled to keep up with fallen trees and power outages due to the rain and wind. Central Maine Power reported thousands of customers without power across Maine.

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    A Waterville resident inspects the damage on Winter Street following Wednesday's powerful storm.

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    A Hannaford shopper braces against the rain Wednesday in Waterville.

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    Jim McGourn maneuvers through downed power lines Wednesday morning along Winter Street in Waterville.

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    Crews from Central Maine Power Co. work Wednesday to restore power in Oakland.

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    Crews from Central Maine Power Co. work Wednesday to restore power in Oakland.

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    An arborist clears a tree from the wires over the five-way intersection Wednesday in Oakland.

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    Traffic creeps through the intersection of Main Street and Eustice Parkway in Waterville on Wednesday as blank street lights signal to drivers that power is still out in the area.

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    An arborist from Lucas Tree Experts begins clearing a tree from power lines Wednesday along Winter Street in Waterville.

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    Central Maine Power Co. line crews work to restore power ednesday along High Street in Waterville.

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    Traffic signals are dark as motorists slow along Main Street where it intersects with Interstate 95. Wednesday's windstorm knocked out power in parts of Waterville and the region.

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    Eli Nystrom, owner of Nystrom Lawn and Landscaping, tosses cut pieces of a locust tree felled by Wednesday's windstorm onto a trailer. He is clearing the parking area that he maintains for the Village Inn and Tavern in Belgrade.

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    A birch tree lies prone in Waterville following a storm with stiff winds that blew through central Maine on Wednesday.

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    Crews work to restore power after high winds caused tree limbs to fall during a storm Wednesday on Western Avenue in Manchester. Traffic was backed up for about a mile in both directions as flaggers coordinated alternating traffic in the one open lane.

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