Heavy winds caused a fatality and knocked down utility poles and trees across Massachusetts Thursday morning.
Police in Oxford, Massachusetts say a man is dead after heavy winds knocked a tree onto a car Thursday.
The incident happened on Sutton Avenue, which was closed at Douglas Road near the Rod and Gun Club.
According to Methuen police, there are four reports of utility poles down. Residents are cautioned not to touch downed wires.
Downed trees are impacting traffic in towns and cities like Woburn, Holliston, Leicester, Tyngsboro, Lunenburg and Haverhill.
More than 31,000 customers lost power in Massachusetts.
Of those who have lost electricity, 23,000 were in central Massachusetts alone. Fourteen thousand customers lost power in Fitchburg, while 3,500 lost power in Lunenburg and 3,400 lost power in Townsend.
In Brockton, a house on Belmont Place was crushed by a fallen tree.
The National Weather Service says the wind gusted to 53 mph in Guilford, Maine and 52 mph in Meredith, New Hampshire, and 50 mph in Portland, Maine.
Central Maine Power reported more than 8,000 power outages Thursday afternoon. Eversource in New Hampshire reported that 19,721 had lost power, most of those in the southwest part of the state.
Meanwhile, trees fell on multiple vehicles in Connecticut.