NEWTON (CBS) – Trees came crashing down in several Massachusetts towns as rain and wind moved through the region.
On Brentwood Ave. in Newton, a large tree crashed down right on top of a home around 10 p.m. on Tuesday.
The tree caused significant damage to the roof, and branches could be seen sticking out of the home.
Police marked the home off with crime scene tape to prevent people from possibly getting hurt by loose branches.
Resident Joe Levin described it as “the loudest clap of thunder I’ve ever heard.”
Levin’s three children, all under 10 years old, were inside at the time, but everyone in the family was able to safely escape.
“We heard the crack, then we felt something hit the house. We went and grabbed the kids and ran out of the house,” he said.
The area where the tree landed was mostly attic space.
“It could have been worse. It could have been bad. But as it landed, everybody was fine,” Levin said.
In Cambridge, a tree toppled onto two cars.
One of the cars was more heavily damaged than the other.
Crews arrived on scene early Wednesday morning to cut the tree into smaller pieces and remove it.
A gust of 45 MPH was reported in Cambridge.
Overnight in Duxbury, a tree came crashing down on wires and sparked a fire.
The tree came down on King Caesar Road.
Some residents may lose power as Eversource crews work in the area.