Strong Winds Bring Down Trees, Wires Around Southern New England

BOSTON (CBS) – Strong winds have taken down trees and wires, causing damage around Southern New England on Thursday. In Oxford, a man was killed when a tree fell on his car.

Wind gusts of over 50 MPH have been reported in Massachusetts, including Worcester.

WBZ-TV Weather Alert: High Wind Warning For Southern New England

Fortunately no one inside a Brockton home when a massive tree slammed through the building’s roof.

A massive tree slammed into a Brockton home. (Image Credit: Marc Vasconcellos/Enterprise News)

A massive tree slammed into a Brockton home. (Image Credit: Marc Vasconcellos/Enterprise News)

Many towns in Middlesex County are among those dealing with damage from the winds.

Tyngsboro Police responded to a large tree that fell and damaged a home and power lines on Willowdale Road near the Dracut line.

Winds brought down a tree in Tyngsboro. (Image Credit: Tyngsboro Police)

Winds brought down a tree in Tyngsboro. (Image Credit: Tyngsboro Police)

Downed trees and wires forced the closure of Salem Street in Methuen.

The Waltham Fire Department said no one was injured when a tree fell on a Marguerite Ave. home before coming to a rest in the street.

Winds brought a tree down, landing on a commercial van in Connecticut. (Image Credit: Connecticut State Police)

Winds brought a tree down, landing on a commercial van in Connecticut. (Image Credit: Connecticut State Police)

Further south in Connecticut, a tree landed on a commercial van on Route 15 on the Derby and Orange line, causing injuries.

Newton firefighters said a tree landed on the roof of a Malvern Terrace home on Thursday morning. No one was injured and the building inspector responded to view the damage.

A tree fell onto a Malvern Terrace home in Newton. (Image Credit: Newton Fire Department)

A tree fell onto a Malvern Terrace home in Newton. (Image Credit: Newton Fire Department)

The National Weather Service has issued high wind for all of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island until 7 p.m. Thursday.

The MBTA said to expect severe delays on the Green Line D Branch due to a tree on the tracks.

Worcester Line Commuter Rail Train 514 is running about 30 minutes behind as well between Grafton and South Station as a tree dangles above the tracks.

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency reports more than 43,000 customers without power.

Eversource also reported 22,980 customers without power in New Hampshire just before noon.

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