Severe Storm Leaves Thousands Without Power

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Severe storms rolling through the region on Monday tore up trees and knocked out electricity to more than 130,000 customers in Massachusetts. Nearly 47,000 are still without power as of 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) reported that the hardest hit areas were Norton, Rehoboth, Sutton and Sturbridge. A tree limb in Medford came crashing down on a passing car at Suffolk and Wayman streets. And in Hanover, a large tree fell on top of a house on Union Street. Out in the western part of the state, storm damage, road closures, and power outages were reported.

The National Weather Service says wind gusts of more than 70 mph hit some areas. No injuries have been reported at this time.

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