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Tens of Thousands Still Without Power Amid Strong Winds in Mass., NH

Power was out for more than 89,000 people throughout the state at one point, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

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High winds gusting beyond 70 mph across Massachusetts and other parts of New England knocked trees over across the region and appeared to cause power outages Friday.

One person was hurt, not seriously, when debris fell from a building on Causeway Street near TD Garden, according to Boston first responders. The street was briefly closed to drivers and pedestrians ahead of Friday's Celtics game.

From Boston to Dedham to Mansfield to Cape Cod, the fierce winds caused all sorts of problems all over Eastern Massachusetts.

"It was bad," said Dedham resident Gina Fico. "The wind was very bad today."

On Ash Street in Dedham, a massive tree crushed a parked Toyota. The tree also brought down power lines.

"It's super lucky nobody was in it," said Briana Obshatkin, who lives in the neighborhood. "It looks demolished."

In Mansfield, another tree came crashing down on a car. Two people inside were injured, but they are expected to be OK.

On the Cape, beachfront property in Dennisport took a hit. A large section of roof blew off a home, and nearby, a tree fell, blocking a neighborhood road.

Elsewhere in Massachusetts, police in Hanson, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Oxford and Wellesley all shared images of fallen trees blocking roadways. Three telephone poles were knocked down by a yacht club in Winthrop, police there said.

Power was out for more than 89,000 people throughout the state Friday afternoon, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, largely concentrated in the southeastern part of the state and up the coast. As of Saturday, more than 11,000 remained without power. Another 35,000 were still without power in New Hampshire.

While it wasn't immediately clear what caused the outages, the agency had warned that high winds could bring them Friday.

Strong Winds Cause Damage Across New England

The heaviest winds, including one gust of 77 mph, were detected on Cape Cod Friday afternoon, according to unofficial observations compiled by the National Weather Service.

In Connecticut, more than 16,7000 people were without power as of 3:30 p.m. and wind advisories were in effect statewide for gusts up to 65 mph, which had knocked over trees as well, NBC Connecticut reported.

Gusts in the 70s were also recorded in Rhode Island.

The heavy winds were caused by a storm center moving across the area, according to NBC10Boston/NECN meteorologist Matt Noyes. He forecast that the winds would have the potential to cause damage through 9 p.m., though windy conditions will still persist overnight.

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