• Wednesday afternoon storm wreaks havoc on Belmont neighborhood

    By: Litsa Pappas

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    BELMONT, Mass. - Power lines down with trees torn up in Belmont on Wednesday night after a severe storm rolled through.

    A lot of the damage has now been cleaned up and the power is back on Oakley Road in Belmont, which sustained some of the worst damage. 

    The quick storm packed a punch with large trees just snapped in half. One is blocking off the entire front yard and door of a home. Luckily the people who live inside were okay.

    Earlier this evening police were on the scene on the road for power lines down. Several trees came down in the area after a severe storm came through on Wednesday afternoon.

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    One man who lives on the street says the storm probably only lasted about 10 minutes but did plenty of damage.

    "Just a heavy, heavy out of nowhere gust of wind, my umbrellas flipped over, saw a bunch of leaves branches everywhere," described Chris Poli of Belmont. "It was kind of crazy, just totally out of nowhere. We had a nice afternoon going and then all of a sudden it got dark and very windy."

    That neighbor says he checked with the people who live near where a tree went down. Luckily, they may not have significant damage to their home. 

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