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Severe Winds Knock Out Power For Thousands In Mass.

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Tree falls onto car during storm in Braintree. (Braintree PD photo)

Tree falls onto car during storm in Braintree. (Braintree PD photo)

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PITTSFIELD (CBS/AP) — Winds toppled trees and knocked out power for thousands around Massachusetts, with the central and western parts of the state hardest hit.

Several hundred Western Massachusetts Electric Co. customers were without power early Monday evening, including more than 1,800 in Pittsfield. An outage map on the utility’s website also indicated more than 800 people had lost power in Springfield.

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National Grid’s website indicated more than 2,000 people had lost power in both Worcester County and Franklin County, in the central and north central parts of the state.

In Braintree, a large tree fell onto an SUV that was driving on Charles Street. No one was injured and no power lines were knocked down.

The National Weather Service said severe weather and wind advisories were set to expire throughout Massachusetts by late Monday night.

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