Fallen tree knocks out power to 1,000 CMP customers

Posted April 24, 2012, at 5:30 p.m.

ATHENS, Maine — Wind gusts knocked a tree limb onto a power line on Tuesday morning, knocking out power to about 1,000 homes in Somerset County, said Central Maine Power spokeswoman Gail Rice.

A report of a tree limb on a pole on Harmony Road in Athens came to CMP at 11:35 a.m. The tree was removed and power was restored at 12:16 p.m., said Rice. The outage included customers from Athens, Brighton Plantation, Cornville, Skowhegan and Solon, she said.

“There have been scattered outages from the wind,” said Rice. “As soon as that dies down, things will settle down a little bit more.”

According the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department, wires were reported down in Starks, Anson and New Portland on Tuesday morning.

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