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Strong storms cause damage, knock out power in some Maine towns; more bad weather expected


RUMFORD, Maine — More severe weather is looming in Maine after strong storms caused damage and knocked out power in some towns.

Heavy rain washed out roads and knocked down trees and power lines in some parts of Maine on Wednesday night.

WMTW-TV reports ( ) that thousands lost power.

More wet weather is expected Thursday and Friday.

Androscoggin, Cumberland, Franklin, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, Sagadahoc, Somerset, Waldo and York counties are under a flash flood watch until Thursday night.

Hurricane Arthur, which is currently approaching North Carolina, and a cold front will bring more rain to Maine on Friday.

Information from: WMTW-TV,

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