Trees, power lines uprooted after macroburst hits South Shore

QUINCY, MASS. (WHDH) - From Boston to the South Shore, crews are working to clean up downed trees and power lines after strong winds and rain hit Massachusetts Monday.

In Quincy, trees came tumbling down on a family’s fence, gazebo, pool and car.

Children were swimming in the water, and mother Corinne White was just locking up the SUV.

“My sunroof was open, went to shut the sunroof, then the tree fell on the car,” White said.

Everyone escaped harm, but the damage is significant.

“I want to cry,” White said.

The strong straight line wind shot from Wellesley to Hingham and went straight through Quincy.

A large tree snapped right onto one home, knocking out all the power lines to the house and blocking the front entrance and roadway.

Viewer pictures showed large, heavy objects like light posts uprooted and tossed around.

In Framingham, huge trees fell like leaves onto homes, one right after another, after another.

Back in Quincy, where the White family has a great deal to clean up, the kids are trying to make the best of a bad situation for the parents who have a headache just looking at it all.

“I didn’t really like that car,” Lexi White said. “I didn’t like it.”

Power crews have been working around the clock, making tremendous progress restoring power to the thousands who lost it.

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