Halloween Brings High Winds And Power Outages

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — High winds and wet weather brought damage and outages across the Commonwealth—and put a damper on Halloween for many trick-or-treaters, with a number of towns and cities postponing festivities.

Over 16,000 customers are without power around 12:20 p.m. Friday after an unseasonably warm storm swept across the state. That's down from nearly 40,000 at its peak.

A high wind warning is still in effect for the Cape and Islands, and a wind advisory blankets the rest of the state.

 

In Hanson, the wind knocked down a large tree, leaving Route 14 shut down.

 

While the worst of the wind is behind us, "gusts between 40-50 mph are expected through this afternoon," the National Weather Service warns.

Temperatures will drop through the day as a cold front moves east.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports

 

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