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Strong thunderstorms sweep through Southern Maine

Viewer pictures show a tree down in Buxton on Route 112. (Dan Jordan)

BUXTON (WGME) – The Weather Authority Team is tracking damage across the state, where downed trees and powerlines are leaving several roads closed.

Along Route 112 in Buxton, several roads are shut down as crews work to remove downed trees and dangerous power lines.

At one point Monday evening, there were more than 10 roads closed in Buxton, three of which were off Route 112.

Over in Porter, Brownfield fire officials believe a microburst happened around 4 p.m.

For more than an hour, Knotch Road and Porter Field Road off of Route 160 were closed for downed trees and dangerous power lines on both sides of the road. Dozens were without power.

A few miles away in Baldwin, fire officials say around 7 p.m., lightning struck a garage electrical panel at a home on Greenwood Acres, sparking a fire in the attic.

Fire officials say the fire cause significant smoke damage to the upper part of the garage, but the motorcycles, snow mobiles and a Corvette in the garage were unharmed.

York County EMA says several roads could remained closed Monday night.

Fortunately, we have no injuries to report in Buxton.

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