Violent Boston Thunderstorm Halts All Logan Air Traffic, Postpones Sox Game

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A severe thunderstorm blasted the Greater Boston area early Tuesday evening, drenching the area with high winds and pouring rain.

The storm knocked out power to thousands of homes at its peak, with the worst damage mostly in Western Mass. Logan International Airport in Boston shut down all air traffic because of the storm, as winds gusted at about 60 miles per hour on the runway.

The Red Sox game against the Toronto Blue Jays was postponed until Wednesday at 2:10 PM after first being delayed. It will be part of a double header.

Fire and police departments were also kept busy by calls because of the storm. The Cambridge Fire Department responded to a call about a tree plowing through a house, hitting a transformer, and catching on fire. Fire officials said there were no injuries.

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Written by Chaiel Schaffel

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