Overnight Snow Leads To Damage, Road Closures in Merrimack Valley

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Winter weather has been a rarity this month, but the overnight storm still did some damage as snow keeps swirling Friday.

That's the case in North Andover, where businesses off Route 125 near the Lawrence Airport are adjusting to mother nature. A utility pole started leaning over the road, shutting down the highway.

"It is intimidating, I'll tell you that much," said a worker at nearby Forgetta's Flowers. "We have to go in and out of here all day and there's a nice leaning pole waiting for us."

Read more: Massachusetts Snowfall Totals For Friday's Storm

Another employee said she wasn't really sure how work crews will handle the precarious situation. "Hopefully the wind won't kick up and knock [the utility pole] down." The flower shop workers still need to make sure deliveries get to their destinations, and they're just hoping most people will have their driveways cleared.

Route 125 was closed near 1267 Osgood St. due to the damage, and there's no word when repairs will be complete.

The good news: despite the leaning pole, the lights never shut off.

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