High winds whip through Massachusetts
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (WHDH) -- High winds whipped through Massachusetts Tuesday night, causing widespread power outages in some areas.
Shaking sailboats, moving masts and crashing waves: all the tell tale signs of a storm moving in. People in Mattapoisett rushed out to the harbor to make sure their boats were secure.
"Here it gets up there, you can see where the high tide was just a little while ago, if the winds continue, it can get up to the road here in the low spots,” said Donald Bamberger, a resident.
Storms are nothing new to people living directly on the coast of Mattapoisett and up and down the south shore.
One man brought out his weather antenna.
“Oh yeah, I couldn't wait until I got of work today so I could come down and see it. It's been great,” said Stephen Ferreira.
Strong winds knocked down trees and power lines in Billerica.
A tree ended up blocking Route 4 near Dudley Road earlier this morning.
Branches also brought down power lines.
Wires are down in other areas as well, meaning there are scattered outages throughout the town.
National Grid is working to restore power this morning.
Part of tree also came down on power lines in Newton.
The tree nearly hit a back deck of a house on Summit Street.
Fortunately, there are no reports of any injuries.