Overnight winds leave 1,200 without power across Eastern Mass.

A cold front is moving across the Boston-to-Providence corridor Wednesday morning. –National Weather Service

Some 1200 customers were without power early Wednesday, the result of powerful winds that reached 62 miles per hour in the Blue Hills while knocking down trees and power lines across Eastern Massachusetts.

The Blue Hills Observatory recorded 62 mile-an-hour gusts shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday, 55 miles an hour in Fall River just before midnight and 47 miles an hour in Fairhaven around 1 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

A tree was knocked into a house on Brentwood Avenue in Newton while Duxbury firefighters reported battling a tree fire started by sparks from fallen power lines.


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