Massachusetts

Thousands of Mass. Residents Lose Power Due to Strong Winds

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Thousands of people in Massachusetts lost power Monday night as strong winds and heavy rain slammed the region.

As of around 10:30 p.m., more than 6,300 customers had no electricity, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. At midnight, there were still about 4,800 customers without power. Just before 5 a.m., less than 1,000 people were without power, and that number had decreased to just over 600 by 8 a.m.

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There were reports of downed trees and power lines across the state.

The wind was expected to gust at times from 40 to 50 mph, with isolated gusts to 60 mph expected on Cape Cod. Gusts up to 40 mph were anticipated overnight, with wind as heavy as 35 mph still forecast Tuesday morning.

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