HOPKINTON (CBS) – The town of Hopkinton cancelled school for the day Tuesday because of power problems.

Strong winds brought down two trees overnight on Ash Street. One tree landed on a home and the other took down power lines, knocking out electricity to the high school, middle school and Hopkins elementary school.

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Because it happened so close to the start of the school day, the town said in a message to parents it was forced to cancel classes for everyone Tuesday.

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This tree pulled apart power lines on Ash St. in Hopkinton. (WBZ-TV)

“When the schools lose power, we cannot be in session,” the town tweeted.

Nearly 700 customers in the area also lost electricity for several hours.

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Wires down on Ash Street in Hopkinton early Tuesday morning. (Photo credit: Town of Hopkinton)

There were a small number of homes still without power Tuesday afternoon.