DUXBURY, MASS. (WHDH) - Powerful wind gusts toppled several trees in Duxbury overnight.
Gusts reached up to 80 mph in Duxbury, causing trees to fall on homes and cars.
In one driveway, a tree completely crushed a car, which had visible damage to its top and a broken back windshield.
An even bigger tree landed on a home next door. A woman inside the house was able to get out safely, according to fire officials.
Duxbury Fire Capt. Rob Reardon says the fire department responded to more than two dozen emergency calls since midnight.
“Probably in the last five hours we’ve had about 30 emergency calls. A lot of trees, a lot of wires down; house services ripped off their houses,” he said. “Currently it’s difficult to get around town. The roads are just shut down because of trees that have fallen down.”
Duxbury Public Schools closed Thursday because buses are unable to pick up students due to the closed roads.
The town also experienced flooding by the ocean.
Resident Dan Calista says the water began taking over his backyard around 1:30 a.m. before it entered his home.
“A low level of water came right across the bottom of it, leaking in the doors. My wife and I were trying to grab towels, but we couldn’t keep up with it,” he said. “The kids were sleeping in the bedrooms right next to it. Eventually we had to wake them up to bring them upstairs to our room and then basically just pick up the rugs and anything we could get, but we’re gonna have to replace that floor.”
Cleanup remains underway in Duxbury.
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