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Storms Knock Out Power, Take Down Trees, Cause Flooding

The storms have stretched from Connecticut to northern Maine

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    Thunderstorms passing through New England have caused damage across the region, knocking out power to thousands, knocking down trees and causing some flooding. (Published Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016)

    Thunderstorms passing through New England have caused damage across the region, knocking out power to thousands, knocking down trees and causing some flooding.

    The storms stretched from Connecticut to northern Maine, and loud thunder woke many residents overnight.

    "I'm in Brockton and the lightning lit my house up," Stephanie Webb wrote on necn's Facebook page. "I thought someone was hitting my house with a cannon."

    Eversource reported at least 80,000 customers lost power across Connecticut and Massachusetts and around 18,377 National Grid customers lost power overnight in Massachusetts. In Maine, Central Maine Power reports around 10,000 customers lost power. Around 1,500 New Hampshire customers were also without electricity. Crews have been working to restore power.

    Storms Knock Out Power, Take Down Trees, Cause Flooding

    [NECN] Storms Knock Out Power, Take Down Trees, Cause Flooding
    Thunderstorms passing through New England have caused damage across the region, knocking out power to thousands, knocking down trees and causing some flooding. (Published Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016)

    Click here for the Eversource outage map.

    Click here for the National Grid outage map.

    Click here for the Central Maine Power outage map.

    Strong winds brought on by the storms caused a tree to topple onto a house in Walpole, Massachusetts, snapping some utility lines in the process.

    Another tree fell on a multi-family home in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. Extensive damage was also reported in Concord due to downed tree limbs across town. Police there said they responded to 31 weather related calls overnight.

    Route 9 was closed in both directions at the Natick Mall in Natick due to downed power lines. However, the route has since reopened in both directions.

    Mill Village Road in Deerfield is also closed due to flooding.

    Morning trips to and from Martha's Vineyard have been cancelled due to the weather.

    The MBTA is also experiencing delays on the commuter rail.

    The Vermont Department of Public safety says the Mad River in northern Vermont and the Williams River in southern Vermont have both gone into flood stage.

    Flooding is also reported in St. Albans, Hardwick and Middlesex. Some residents are being evacuated.

    Flood warnings for several areas of Vermont are still in effect and the National Weather Service says that will continue into Friday for certain spots.

    Road closure information can also be found on 511vt.com and on social media.

    In Connecticut, wires were reported down in Killingly, Plainfield, Lebanon and Washington.

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