– News covered by Quincy Quarry News with commentary added.
Two Hundred Thousand Lose Power In Massachusetts.
Massachusetts as well as many Northeast coastal regions were bombed last night by a bombogenesis Nor’easter fueled by a record barometric pressure drop. Wind gusted to hurricane force and rainfall was measured in the inches.
More than two hundred thousand customers lost electricity across Massachusetts as of early Thursday morning after strong wind and heavy rain brought down power lines and trees overnight. Additionally, there are numerous reports of flooding and a number of school closings.
Amazing, however, the MBTA largely weathered the storm and only service on the Green Line D Line is facing up to fifteen minute delays give a fallen tree in Newton.
Also fortunate for Quincy residents, damage reports have been mostly minor and thus local parents will not have to scramble to deal with disruption of dealing with a school storm day.
Further fortunate, the storm is winding down and will be largely gone by this evening as well as that the forecast for the weekend is for fair fall weather.