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. Central Maine Power Co. 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 the highest in the state, with a total of 876 outages statewide, according to CMP.
Power restoration will be ongoing through the day, according to CMP.