BOSTON (CBS) – Several thousand homes and business in Massachusetts lost power as a powerful nor’easter hit southern New England Friday.

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More than 451,000 outages were reported at 11:30 p.m., according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA).

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Several utility poles on Arsenal Street were torn down in the nor’easter Friday (Photo credit: Watertown Police)

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In Watertown, high winds blew down an entire line of utility poles on Arsenal Street. Eight utility poles came crashing down around 10:30 a.m. Friday when a big gust of wind came in.