A series of violent thunderstorms struck the North Country Sunday evening with the worst hitting Littleton and Bethlehem just before 7 p.m., said Michael Cempa with the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine.
“We were indicating fifty to sixty mile per hour gusts on our radar.”
Within minutes dozens of trees were felled, often blocking roads.
At one point one lane of Interstate 93 in Bethlehem was closed by a downed tree.
Nicole McGrath and her daughter were just trying to drive to their home in Bethlehem when one of those trees hit their car.