Wind knocks down 8 power poles in Watertown, Arsenal Street shut down

WATERTOWN, Mass. — Arsenal Street was shut down in Watertown after a line of power poles were blown over by strong winds Friday morning.

Watertown Police asked drivers to avoid the area while they helped crews working on the lines.

The wind has been a major problem along the coast and even inland. Roof shingles could be seen blowing off homes along the shore in Revere by Friday afternoon.

Gusts had reached over 60 miles per hour in Boston and the Cape was bracing for up to 75 mph winds during the storm.

According to Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, around 1,000 customers were reporting power outages in Watertown shortly after noon.

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