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Power Outages Across Hingham After Storm Downs Trees and Powerlines 

By Greg Lane, Hingham Current Staff, October 8, 2020

Tree limbs down at a home in the Crow Point neighborhood.  (Hingham Current News File Photo / Greg Lane)

A fast-moving storm that ripped across Hingham on Wednesday night left thousands without power, knocked down trees across the area and left the Hingham Ferry dock damaged, officials said.

The storm tore through town around 6 p.m., prompting the National Weather Service to issue storm warnings. Wind gusts ultimately hit 65 mph, the service said.

The winds knocked down trees across town. The Hingham Police Department said that they received numerous calls for trees & wires down during last night’s storm. A truck drove into tree that was across French St. and needed to be towed out. Fortunately, there were no injuries. The department reminded the public, when driving during a storm, slow down and scan the road ahead for debris in the road including trees/wires.

The wind also damaged the main dock at the Hingham Ferry Terminal.  

"Due to storm damage to the Hingham dock, Hingham ferry service will be suspended today, October 8, while personnel make repairs," said the MBTA. 

Hingham Municipal Light and Power at one point reported power outages from Crow Point to Derby Street. They said that power is still out in a number of neighborhoods making it difficult for students to participate in remote school learning. 

“Crews will continue to work around the clock to restore power as quickly and safely as possible,” the department said. “Two crews from Braintree Electric Light Department are assisting by clearing away dangers such as live, downed power lines.”

Greg can be reached at greg@hinghamcurrent.com.