FREEPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A tree knocked out power to many homes and businesses along Route 1 in Freeport Tuesday night after a strong storm blew through southern Maine.
"It was a quick shift of the weather. I mean it happened instantly. It became more than just a regular rainstorm. It became something else in the snap of the finger," said the co-owner of the Kendall Tavern Inn, Mark Provost.
The owners of the Kendall Tavern Inn Bed and Breakfast said it was raining heavily when the wind picked up, blowing their outdoor furniture into the lawn. Then the lights started going in and out, and they watched as a nearby transformer sparked and flashed. They said the outage, which affected about 3,900 customers total according to Central Maine Power, happened around 8:30 p.m.