BOSTON (CBS) – Strong winds and torrential rain caused damage and power outages across the state Monday afternoon. More than 48,000 customers were without power in Massachusetts at one point.
By early Tuesday morning, there were approximately 6,000 power outages across the state.
Damaging wind was the biggest concern with this storm. High Wind Warnings and Wind Advisories were posted from 3 p.m. Monday until early Tuesday morning.
In Hopkinton, a tree fell onto a police cruiser that was blocking a street where wires were down. The tree caused significant damage to the cruiser but the officer was not injured.
In East Boston, the siding was ripped off an apartment building on Lexington Street and a large tree fell across Bennington Street.
In Somerville, a home under construction on Oak Street was in danger of collapsing due to the high winds.
Firefighters in Westboro urged residents to be aware of their surroundings after a fallen tree caused a building to collapse.
In Waltham, a tree fell onto a home on Winter Street. No injuries were reported.
State Police said multiple crashes were caused by the rain on the western end of the Mass Pike, including two separate tractor-trailer crashes. No serious injuries were reported, but the speed limit was reduced to 40 mph from New York to Exit 3.