Nor’easter batters region with fierce winds, flooding

BOSTON (WHDH) - A fierce nor’easter made its way through New England overnight on Tuesday, bringing powerful winds and heavy rain to many areas.

Wind gusts of up 70 mph toppled trees across the state and knocked out power for many. Heavy rain and high waves caused flooding along the coast. Residents in Scituate were left with knee-deep flood waters.

Several towns saw gusts knock down trees onto cars, homes or roadways. Thousands of homes were without power as of Tuesday morning, according to data by four power companies in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency reported 11,830 customers without power.

Trees were uprooted in Roxbury, Topsfield, Andover, Brookline and Hingham neighborhoods.

In Roxbury, winds blew over a tree on Lauriet Street and Tucker Street around 2 a.m. In Andover, police said a tree struck a person’s car and home on Enmore Street.

Rob Kelley sent 7News a tweet picturing a tree leaning on his home in Hingham:

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The strong winds impacted traffic and commutes Tuesday morning. Besides advisories that were posted asking drivers to travel slowly on slick roads, some roadways and even MBTA routes were blocked due to weather-induced accidents.

Mass. Department of Transportation official Jacque Goddard sent a tweet at 5:30 a.m. that reported a tree down across Route 121 in Wrentham that closed the roadway at Old Cumberland Road.

MBTA official Joe Pesaturo said a tree crashed onto Green Line tracks in Brookline Tuesday morning. The MBTA provided buses between Reservoir and Kenmore in substitute of service on Green Line D.

The cleanup up process is underway. No injuries were reported.

 

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