Strong Winds Cause Extensive Damage Across Parts Of Massachusetts

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(Kim Tunnicliffe/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

TEWKSBURY (WBZ-AM) -- Winds gusted up to 50 mph, wreaking havoc on Trull Road in Tewksbury--snapping two utility poles in half and sent a huge tree falling across the roadway.

Resident Chris Fortune woke up this morning to a very chilly house after losing power during the windstorm. 

He told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Kim Tunnicliffe he looked out the window and saw the poles dangling over Trull Road--but he says he's been through this before, most recently two months ago.

"If you walk to the back of my property, I've been chopping through a pile for a month now of downed limbs and stuff from everywhere," he said. "Tree took two poles down literally right behind our house."

He says this kind of damage is par for the course during this seemingly never-ending winter.

"This is the new normal, I guess--right?" he said.

Eric Williams, who came out to take a look at the damage for Chuck's Tree Service, said the bad weather may frustrate homeowners, but it's great for business.

"It's been pretty crazy," he said. "We're always busy, and stuff like this really maxes us out."

He said they priced out the tree that fell last year.

"We worked on it, the other side fell down in the fall," he said. "We told her it was a hazard, but it's so expensive, it's tough. People get hit with unexpected costs."

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Kim Tunnicliffe reports

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