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    Photo by Caitlyn Paige Ainsworth
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    Photo by Caitlyn Paige Ainsworth
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    Photo by Christina Crowley
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Orleans County slammed by powerful storm

in Albany/Irasburg/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

IRASBURG — Close to 1,300 people were left without power after a powerful storm ripped through Orleans County on Monday.

The thunderstorm appears to have hit Irasburg the hardest, with downed trees smashing a few cars, and taking out power lines.

One of the most dramatic photos to come in from Monday was captured by Cory Curtis in Westmore at around 6:40 p.m.

The photo, which almost looks like a tornado, was taken from the top of Hinton Hill, overlooking Lake Willoughby.

Curtis, the owner of Pine Brook Logging and Guide Service, said he couldn’t see more than five feet in front of him.

“The rain and winds that came from it were massive. Like nothing I’ve ever seen in 37 years.”

Albany was also hit hard during the storm.

Power lines were brought down with the heavy wind, rain, and lightning.

The photos above were taken by Cory Curtis, Caitlyn Paige Ainsworth, and Christina Crowley.

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