High Winds Knock Out Power For Nearly 70,000 Mass. Customers
Strong winds toppled electrical lines and trees, knocking out power to tens of thousands of customers across southern New England.
The National Weather Service said parts of Massachusetts saw wind gusts over 65 miles per hour on Monday afternoon.
More than 69,000 customers across Massachusetts were without power as of around 7 p.m., according to Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. As of then, Eversource reported more than 16,000 outages in Connecticut.
Throughout the day, a number of local police and fire departments warned of roadway closures due to fallen trees and downed power lines.
The high wind warning issued for much of southern New England ended at 7 p.m.
With reporting from The Associated Press and WBUR's Laney Ruckstuhl and Lisa Creamer
This article was originally published on February 25, 2019.