Reports of Trees Knocked Down Across Region Amid Storm

Wind damage reports rolled in Thursday as downpours and heavy gusts moved across the region.

Strong wind gusts impacted some flights at Boston's Logan Airport. Officials urged travelers to check with their airlines to see if their flights are delayed.

In Newton, Massachusetts, a tree snapped in half and landed on a car, completely destroying it, on Bullough Park and Dexter Road. Fortunately, no one was in the vehicle at the time, and no injuries were reported, according to fire officials. The tree also took down power lines and telephone poles. Both roads are closed as Eversource crews make repairs.

In Cambridge, state police responded to Land Boulevard at Binney Street, where a double-wide trailer blew over due to high winds knocking down a light pole and hitting a fire hydrant. Officials say the trailer's cargo was empty, and no injuries were reported.

At Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, high winds from the storm caused several glass panels to fall from a third-floor building and onto an unoccupied walkway and street. Hospital officials said there were no injuries but the parking garage on Fernwood Road had to be closed for several hours.

At the King Philip Regional Middle School in Norfolk, Massachusetts, students had to be dismissed early due to a power outage when a tree fell on power lines nearby.

Superintendent Paul Zinni said the school's backup generators were activated but out of an abundance of caution and because of the interruption to the school day, administrators decided to dismiss students at 1:40 p.m.

Marion police say Eversource crews also responded to the scene of a fallen tree that took down electrical wires on Piney Point Road Thursday morning.

Town and city officials across Massachusetts monitored for reports of localized flooding.

In Salisbury, Route 1A at Reservation Road was closed at about 2:30 p.m. due to high tide flooding, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. 

In Framingham, the employees with the city's Department of Public Works worked on opening storm drains in low-lying neighborhoods and clearing them of snow and ice to help catch basins drain properly.

Further north in Brattleboro, Vermont, firefighters had to evacuate dozens of people along the Whetstone Brook after the formation of an ice jam and build up of water. Authorities said if the water releases, the area will flood.

Among the 50-75 evacuees include residents at a senior living facility and two trailer parks.

Wind gusts and downpours lasted until Thursday evening, with the worst happening between 3 and 6 p.m., according to the our weather team.

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