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Winds Bringing Wires Down Across Town

by Bobby Blair
February 25, 2019

Officer Tim Heney detours traffic on Underwood Street Monday afternoon.

Trees and utility poles are coming down Monday in rapid succession around town. At 10:15 a transformer blew near 1450 Washington Street (think Energy Saver). Washington Street was briefly blocked.

Around 12:45 pm a telephone pole blew over on Prospect near Wilkins. 

Below, a large pine tree fell across Wilkins Rd just down the street from where the pole went down.

This large oak tree, above, took down a telephone pole near 475 Underwood Street around 1:15 pm.  With multiple trees and wires down around town it may be a while before electric service is restored. At this time 2:28 pm trees are being reported across the road on Northway and Clark Drive.

Fireman Dick Rossini and Officer Byran DiGiorgio place barricades across Clark Drive

This white pine brought down wires on Northway Street Monday afternoon.

At 3:48 pm, EverSource is reporting 811 Holliston customers without power or 13% of the town. At 4:18 pm, a report of a tree down in front of St. Michael's Church on Highland Street blocking one lane of traffic.

A tour of east end of town showed the wind's impact. On Norland this tree decided to fall away from the street and just crumple one section of wire fence.

A tree on Concord Street brought down a wire at the corner of Jarr Brook.

In the Queens we spotted this trampoline that went for a ride and a wooden fence that yielded to the wind.

Amidst the downed wires and property damage, there was one less serious sight.  We checked, no one was using this facility when it went over.

 

 

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Comments (4)

Driving through town was like driving on a obstacle course. I was able to freshen up on my driving skills yesterday, avoiding all the detours, downed trees, limbs, trash barrells, and a whole lot of lawn furniture. However I didn't come across any overturned portapotties as you have pictured in your article. I'm not sure if I would have had it in me to stop, and render assistance if it was needed. The winds have died down somewhat today and we can begin to clean up and rebuild where needed. Thanks for the top notch reporting and pictures Bobby.

- Joe Desmond | 2/26/19 4:04 PM

The tree on Norland has been down since last fall. The house is empty and in foreclosure so the tree, other than the section that landed in my yard, has not been cleaned up since then.

- Sue Garvey | 2/26/19 9:26 AM

It was very interesting to be out this afternoon glad I was on a bus and not driving. The wind blows hard and we hear a snap and out clocks go out and some of the computer sites go out. I hope all will be safe.

- Jean Morrissey | 2/25/19 6:16 PM

Barry Cade lives on!!!!!!!!

- Jay Robinson | 2/25/19 4:12 PM

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