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.READ MORE: Obama Family Announces Death Of Family Dog Bo
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.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine Clinic For High School Students Opens In Westboro
“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.MORE NEWS: Massachusetts Reports 795 New COVID Cases, 8 Additional Deaths
There were a small number of homes still without power Tuesday afternoon.