By Staff

BILLERICA (CBS) — Flooded streets and downed trees seemed to be the theme in Billerica on Friday evening. On Albion Road, a pine tree spit in two, taking down power lines with it.

The storm kept 75-year-old Gary Wooster stuck on his property, because fire crews said it was not safe to go outside.

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“A large gust of wind came up and I heard a crack and then the power went out around 3:12 p.m. and I looked down the street and I could see it partially obstructing the road so I called the fire department and they came shortly thereafter,” Wooster said.

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The rain came down hard and fast. For many, the storm caught people on their way home from work, driving through huge puddles.

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“It was brutal bringing home my 5-year-old with all the flooding going on every street,” said Jesse Dwyer. “All flooded over. All the way on the other side of Billerica to here.” Staff