NORWELL (CBS) — High winds were downing branches and even trees, as well as causing power outages, Tuesday morning–including in Norwell, where a tree fell on a house.
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The homeowner told WBZ-TV that the tree fell while he and his family were still asleep, and that it woke them up with a sound like thunder. Even his neighbors heard it.”Considering how big the tree is, I think the house held up well,” said Sean Callaghan, who lives across the street.
In Cohasset, Tom Murphy was woken up by the wind just in time to hear a massive ash tree crash into his workshop. “I was lying in bed, and heard it. And my wife said ‘Was that a branch?’ And I said, ‘No, a bit more than a branch,'” Murphy said.READ MORE: 'This Is What Really Matters': Patriots TE Jonnu Smith Spreads Joy At Boys And Girls Club In Dorchester
A tree also fell in the middle of Shoot Flying Hill Road in Barnstable.
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Winds were approaching 50mph across the South Shore during the early morning hours. WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Ben Parker reported that power outages were widely scattered across Massachusetts.