Storms Drop Up To 6 Inches Of Rain On Maine Town

Updated 6 months ago

RUMFORD, Maine (AP) — Powerful storms rolling through Maine dropped 4 to 6 inches of rain on the town of Rumford in just over an hour, damaging some roads.

The National Weather Service in Gray says while most areas got up to an inch of rain Wednesday, storms over Rumford were intense, causing some flash flooding.

WCSH-TV reports that crumbling pavement and flooding caused several roads to be closed in Rumford, about 50 miles northwest of Portland. It says lightning struck an apartment building in Waterville and that powerful winds knocked trees onto power lines in Sebago. No injuries were reported.

Central Maine Power Co. had more than 11,000 homes and businesses without power, mostly in Oxford, Franklin and Piscataquis counties. By early Thursday fewer than 2,000 customers were still without electricity.

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Information from: WCSH-TV,


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