Approximately 800 customers in the vicinity of Broadway in Rockport were without power for a portion of Sunday morning as National Grid crews worked to repair a downed power line damaged by the latest weekend Nor’easter that blew across Cape Ann, police said.

National Grid spokesman Jake Navarro said the initial outage occurred at 5:45 a.m., affecting about 200 customers. Navarro said approximately 600 more customers were impacted at 8:45 a.m. when repair crews had to “de-energize” the lines to finish the repairs that ultimately returned service to everyone impacted at 10:20 a.m.

Police said the outage also was responsible for a false fire alarm at a Broadway residence at 10:16 a.m. Sunday and the downing some telephone lines on Vine Street.

In other news from the police and fire logs of Cape Ann’s towns:


Police received a call at 1:25 p.m. Sunday about a loose boat on Front Beach. The harbormaster was notified.

Police responded at 3:44 p.m. Sunday to a single-vehicle motor vehicle accident on upper Main Street that resulted in two passengers being transported to Addison Gilbert Hospital for further treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

A male was transported to Addison Gilbert Hospital for further treatment at 8:04 p.m. Sunday after police and rescue squads responded to a medical emergency call at Bradley Wharf.

Police and rescue squad transported two males to Addison Gilbert Hospital for further treatment after separate medical emergency calls Monday morning. The first was at 2 a.m. on South Street and the second was at 9:22 a.m. on Summer Street.

Police received a report at 10:21 a.m. Monday of a dead porpoise washed up off Beach Street. The Department of Public Works was notified to remove it.


Police in Essex also dealt with a variety of storm-related incidents throughout the weekend, including a non-injury related motor vehicle accident and a traffic hazard created by a downed tree.

The traffic accident occurred at 2:13 p.m. Sunday on Eastern Avenue, resulting in no injuries or citations, police said.

Police responded to a report of a downed tree on Belcher Street at 3:01 p.m. Sunday and notified the Department of Public Works, which removed the tree.

Police and rescue squad responded to a medical emergency call at 11:14 a.m. Sunday on Grove Street and transported a female to Beverly Hospital for further treatment.

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