Haverhill among towns affected by severe storm in Massachusetts

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HAVERHILL — A powerful wind and rain storm that swept through Massachusetts on Monday caused significant disruptions in Haverhill, as it did in many parts of the state, leading to widespread power outages and downed trees.

Over 260,000 customers across Massachusetts were left without power due to the storm, with National Grid and Eversource reporting major outages in Eastern Massachusetts.

Although Haverhill was not listed among the towns with the highest number of power outages, it was notably affected by the severe weather conditions, experiencing downed trees and potential property damage.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency’s power outage map highlighted the extensive impact of the storm, with nearby towns experiencing substantial disruptions.

In Scituate, for instance, 99 percent of the town was without power, and schools were closed due to the widespread outages.

Emergency management officials in Scituate indicated that full restoration of power could take up to 72 hours.

The storm’s impact was not limited to power outages. In Upton, a tree fell onto power lines and a car, although no injuries were reported in the incident.

This pattern of damage, including downed trees and power lines, was consistent across several towns, including Haverhill.

The severe weather also led to the early dismissal of schools in the Weymouth Public Schools district and posed road hazards across the state, with police and fire departments warning drivers of the dangers.

As the clean-up efforts continue, residents in affected areas, including Haverhill, are urged to exercise caution and to stay informed about the restoration efforts and safety advisories.

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