Power has been restored to hundreds of customers in Yarmouth who lost their electrical service Wednesday after a tree fell on power lines on West Elm Street.

A dispatcher for Central Maine Power Co. said the outage was reported at 12:15 p.m. Power to all of the affected customers – roughly 2,300 in all – was restored about an hour later.

The National Weather Service reported that winds in Portland were gusting to about 33 mph at midday and a 41 mph gust was measured in Rochester, New Hampshire, as a low-pressure area that brought thunderstorms overnight moved off to the east.

Thursday should bring cooler and drier air with lighter winds, a weather service spokesman said.

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