Lightning, winds left many without power Sunday night
WILMINGTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- Some scary moments for Massachusetts residents on Sunday as lightning and heavy winds causing downed trees and power lines.
A long tree limb punched its way into Paul and Elaine Palizzolo’s bedroom in Wilmington.
“If my wife or I were in the bedroom and that branch came through, we would’ve been killed. It came through like a spear,” said Palizzolo.
The damage was the result of stormy weather that downed trees and power lines in parts of Massachusetts.
In Worcester, lightning and heavy winds caused a tree to crash down on a car, sending a branch through the windshield and glove compartment.
In western Massachusetts, an Agawam couple’s home caught fire when lightning struck a tree in their backyard. The two elderly residents were home at the time, but not injured. Firefighters put out the flames, but not before they caused about $15,000 worth of damage.
At one point there were more than 7,000 customers without power. On Monday morning that number was down to 144.