High winds and heavy rain Sunday night into Monday morning caused scattered damage in Watertown and left hundreds without power.
The storm, which howled for several hours, knocked down tree limbs and even a chimney, and kept first responders busy all night. Winds gusted over 5o miles per hour in the area.
“We were responding to calls all night, all our apparatuses,” said Deputy Fire Chief Tom McManus. “Electrical calls, tree calls and we had a chimney come down and do damage to the house next door on Gilbert Street.”
Watertown Police responded to approximately 20 storm related calls overnight, said Police Lt. James O’Connor.
“Most of the calls involved tree limbs down, wires down and minor power outages. No major damage was reported and most importantly, no injuries to any residents or first responders,” O’Connor said.
One place where electrical wires came down was at Sycamore and Chandler streets, according to a Tweet from Carl Stevens of WBZ Radio.
Wires down at the intersection of Sycamore and Chandler in Watertown. pic.twitter.com/RhMvtP406Y
— Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) October 30, 2017
As of 8 a.m., Eversource reported that 496 customers, about 3 percent of the total in Watertown, had outages. By 10:30 a.m. the number grew to 530. Across Eastern Massachusetts more than 50,000 Eversource customers had no power.
The rains flooded streets in Watertown, but McManus did not hear of any major basement flooding.