With wind velocities subsiding and rainfall lightening throughout Wednesday afternoon, crews from Central Maine Power Co. succeeded in restoring power to most affected Lincoln County households, with the remaining eight households all located on the same small road in Jefferson.
Earlier on Wednesday, high winds and heavy rainfall combined with trees still heavy with leaves to knock down power lines in Lincoln County, resulting in 296 outages, according to the 12:09 p.m. CMP report.
Rainfall is forecast to continue through Thursday, however, winds should begin to subside Wednesday evening, according to the National Weather Service.
The storm began developing in the early morning hours of Wednesday and by sunrise, Lincoln County was being pummeled with wind-driven rainfall. The Midcoast was hit with the heaviest weather in the state, according to forecasters. The 296 power outages were, at one point, the highest number in the state. There were a total of 876 outages statewide, according to CMP.