BOSTON (WHDH) - Hundreds of people in West Roxbury are without power after a cement truck ripped down a utility pole on Tuesday afternoon.

Photos taken in a parking lot near the Mobil at 1465 VFW Parkway showed power lines draped on the truck and a snapped utility pole that crashed down on two parked cars.

There are about 800 power outages in the area, 7’s Kimberly Bookman reports.

“I have oxygen. The machine, you know, it runs on electricity,” said Pat, who lives in the area. “Plus my phone, you know? The battery thing. ‘Hello, anybody there?’ No. The battery is dead. So I think that is our worst fear.”

Eversource is working to repair the damage. It’s not clear when power will be restored.

They will be providing generators to those still in the dark.

There were no reported injuries.

This is a developing news story; stay with 7NEWS for updates online and on-air.


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