About half a million New Englanders ran out of electricity on Thursday morning after a northern with wind speeds of 90 mph knocked over power lines, uprooted trees, brought heavy rain and forced school to close.
At least one person sustained non-life-threatening injuries when a tree fell on his home in northeastern Massachusetts.
Boston reported maximum gusts of 70 mph while Provincetown on Cape Cod & # 39; was hit by windy 90mph winds at night.
The Duxbury Fire Department in Massachusetts released this image of a cut down tree early Thursday morning in a residential area
Uprooted trees and downed power lines were reported throughout New England on Thursday as the region recovers from a strong & # 39; bomb cyclone & # 39 ;. The above image was taken Thursday in Cumberland, Maine
The image above shows a tree that fell on two cars in the driveway of a house in Cumberland, Maine, before dawn on Thursday
The gusts of wind were so strong that they tore off the roof of a Delta Airlines hangar at Boston's Logan Airport, according to local media.
At least 50 flights were canceled at Logan, with more cancellations expected until Friday.
"Like everywhere else, Logan & # 39; had strong winds at night (some reports say gusts up to 70 mph) and that caused some damage," said a spokeswoman for MassPort, who runs the airport. The Boston Globe.
"Part of the Delta hangar membrane has been blown off, this is the flexible material that covers the steel structure. … No injuries. & # 39;
Delta Airlines said in a statement that its & # 39; aircraft maintenance hangar & # 39; wind damage caused by storms during the night and that teams will inspect the damage today.
"No injuries or aircraft damage were reported.
"No related impact is expected on Delta flights today, but we always recommend that customers use the Fly Delta app to check their flight status and receive real-time updates."
Utility workers were busy restoring service to customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine and Vermont, the Globe reported.
A tree blocks a roadway in Thomaston, Maine, on Thursday morning after a & # 39; bomb cyclone & # 39; Had hit New England
The image above shows a worn utility line in Knox County, Maine, early on Thursday morning
About 208,000 Mainers were out of power early Thursday morning due to heavy gusts of wind
The Northern, known as a & # 39; bomb cyclone & # 39 ;, quickly formed on the northeastern Atlantic coast on Wednesday evening.
On Thursday 11,595 customers were without electricity in Massachusetts.
Five cities in Massachusetts – Aquinnah, Essex, New Ashford, Petersham and Warwick – no longer had power according to the Globe.
In Maine, approximately 208,000 customers were without electricity WABI TV.
Vermont reported 8,866 power outages from 9:47 a.m. on Thursday, according to the Globe.
The low-pressure system quickly formed on the north-east Atlantic coast on Wednesday afternoon
Wind watches and advice are in effect for the northeastern corridor that stretches from West Virginia all the way to northeastern Maine
Fierce gusts were reported Thursday morning in the northeast, with Boston and Nantucket being hit the hardest
The storm also brought rainfall to the region, with the state of New York and Vermont falling victim to the precipitation
Thursday's forecast requires rain in the Northeastern United States. The temperature in some areas is expected to fall below 50 degrees
The map above shows the maximum gusts of wind observed in the last 24 hours. Provincetown on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, recorded flurries of 90 mph
In the coastal town of Duxbury in Massachusetts, all schools were closed because the roads were blocked by cut down trees.
"This entire city was hit pretty hard," Duxbury Fire Captain Rob Reardon told ABC News.
"You can tell by the number of trees, the wires, the damage to houses.
"Roads are blocked, schools are closed because school buses have no access to these streets at all.
"We have a hard time getting from one side of the city to the other.
"Fortunately no injuries."
Reardon urged the public not to touch exposed electrical wires.
"Our biggest concern is when people wake up … they see wires coming down and they start touching them," Reardon said.
"If you see wires, we don't know if they are energized or not, so please call us."
The governor of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, said that restoring power to residents was "job number one," although the windy conditions pose challenges for ground crews.
Concerned residents try to stabilize the 55-foot sailboat Fearless, which was damaged after it was washed ashore in a harbor in the harbor of Mattapoisett in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts on Thursday morning.
A house is stuck on Thursday under a tree that has been toppled by strong winds in Danvers, Massachusetts
Tom Miller from South Boston takes a photo of this boat that was stranded on the beach after strong winds in Boston on Thursday
The image above shows a downed high-voltage line in Belfast, Maine, on Thursday morning
"That will probably limit the number and speed at which people can get up in the trucks and do some of this work," Baker said about weather conditions.
"When the wind rises above a certain number of miles per hour … it becomes pretty dangerous. And there were gusts of wind last night that were far north at 50 miles per hour, far north. & # 39;
The governor said he also had "short" power loss at 2.30 a.m.
According to meteorologists, the Northern is considered record-breaking.
The atmospheric pressure at Logan Airport dropped to 975.3 millibar at 4:54 am, which is a low point for a October storm in Boston.
The last record was set in October 2006, when the atmospheric pressure measured 982.4 millibars.
Records for October were also set in Providence, Rhode Island and Concord, New Hampshire, according to The Weather Channel.
The rapid fall in atmospheric pressure qualifies the North as a "bomb cyclone" – the low-pressure system that arises when the pressure drops by at least 24 millibars in 24 hours or less.
The Nor & # 39; easter formed from New Jersey and became stronger as he traveled north. The New York authorities said a wind-driven fire destroyed three homes in the Fire Island hamlet of Ocean Bay Park early on Thursday.
No injuries were reported.
Train delays, power outages and school outages were reported throughout the region on Thursday morning.
The Free Hell & # 39; n sits on rocks next to the boat ramp of the city after a nightly storm caused boats to disengage from their berths at Scituate Harbor in Scituate, Massachusetts
A broken power line hangs in the air on Thursday along Pine Street in Danvers, Massachusetts
Danvers, Massachusetts is a suburb north of Boston. It is home to around 27,000 residents, according to census
A broken tree is depicted in Scituate, Massachusetts, on Thursday morning while a local resident passes by
A vehicle is stuck under a fallen tree near the intersection of Tainter Street and Park Street in Medford, Massachusetts
A crew approaches a fallen tree on Thursday that blocks Whiting Street in Hanover, Massachusetts
The image above shows a car that fell on Thursday under a fallen tree on Arthur Street in Danvers, Massachusetts
Some cities in Massachusetts reported gusts of wind that, according to the authorities, reached 90 km / h
Leaves and debris strewn with roads created a slippery traffic hazard for commuters.
Kim Buttrick, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Massachusetts, said the storm system met the definition of & # 39; bombogenesis & # 39 ;.
Buttrick predicted that the storm would continue to travel north and northeast along the coast of Maine until Thursday and arrive north of Nova Scotia on Friday morning.
In Portland, Maine, sea level pressure was one of the lowest ever recorded in October and probably broke a record, said William Watson, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Maine.
Most areas saw rainfall totals from 1 to 3 inches, although some areas in southern New England got around 4 inches.
In New Hampshire, about 100 school districts reported Thursday morning closures and delays due to no electricity or blown trees and power lines.
A gust of 128 mph was reported on Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast, according to the National Weather Service.
Persistent winds on Thursday hampered efforts to restore power and clear up cut trees.
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