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.

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.

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.

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.

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