Downed trees bring down power lines, entire town of Hull without electricity

Downed trees bring down power lines, entire town of Hull without electricity

HINGHAM, Mass. — Repair work is underway a Tuesday morning after downed trees brought town power lines, knocking out electricity to the entire town of Hull.

The large trees fell on Hobart Street in Hingham around 8:30 p.m. Monday and became tangled in the power lines that feed electricity to Hull.

National Grid brought in a crane around 8 a.m. Tuesday to clear the trees.

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Electricity is expected to be restored by noon.

Some residents are concerned the food they stocked up on at the supermarket will spoil due to the loss of electricity. The USDA recommends tossing out refrigerated perishable items such as such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and leftovers after four hours without power.

Governor Charlie Baker has ordered all non-essential businesses in the state to close at noon Tuesday to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, but grocery stores are considered essential and will remain open.