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October 31, 2012

Essex Police/Fire: Tree knocks out power for 8 hours

ESSEX — Power was knocked out all over Essex on Monday evening after a tree fell, keeping many residents in the dark about eight hours.

The tree pulled down electrical wires on Martin Street near Landing Road about 5:47 p.m., police said.

National Grid told police the downed tree was a major contributing factor in the power outages all over town.

Power was returned to many customers about 2 a.m., police said.

A tree fell onto a Western Avenue resident’s boat and landed leaning against the house Monday about 3:40 p.m. On its way down, the tree took down Comcast and Verizon cables, police said. The Fire Department responded and secured the wires with a makeshift device.

Firefighters removed a downed cable wire on a John Wise Avenue resident’s property Monday about 3:19 p.m. They advised the homeowner to contact the cable company, according to police.

A Patriot’s Landing woman was transported to Beverly Hospital on Monday about 11:06 p.m., police said.

A Story Street woman was transported to Beverly Hospital Tuesday about 7:27 a.m., according to police.

Marjorie Nesin can be reached at 978-283-7000 x3451, or mnesin@gloucestertimes.com.

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