SHARON (CBS) — It was a windy night for much of Massachusetts. Residents in multiple towns woke up Tuesday morning to downed trees and power lines.
In Sharon, a pine tree fell onto the roof of a home with a family sleeping inside.
“It was quite the awakening experience,” said Larry Snyder.
At 4:30 a.m. 50 mph winds roared through Sharon, then they heard the deafening sound.
“At first I thought it was thunder,” said Ellen Snyder. “It’s stormy out, you’re sound asleep, you don’t really process what’s happening.”
The 4,000 pound pine tree snapped, falling onto the roof, then collapsing the ceiling in their daughter Jayme’s room.
“I felt the house shake and a boom,” said Jayme Snyder. “I remember like screaming out, ‘oh my god the ceiling’s collapsed on me.'”
Jayme was not hurt. “She thought it was kind of a dream,” Larry said. “Until she saw us and looked up into the corner of the room and realized what had happened.”
A car in Wareham was significantly damaged when a tree fell on it, shattering the windshield.
“The tree must have snapped right in half from a wind gust and just took the car out then landed on our house,” said Seth Miranda. He added the noise was so loud that it woke up and “scared” his entire family.
Fortunately, no one was hurt.
Stoughton High School was temporarily without power “because a utility pole came down across the access road,” Stoughton Public Schools wrote on Facebook. It has since been restored.
In Hopkinton, power to the high school, middle school, and Hopkins elementary school was knocked out when strong winds brought trees down onto wires on Ash Street. The town was forced to cancel school.