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Power Outages Linger Into the Fourth of July

Nearly 200 homes and businesses were without power on the Fourth of July in Swampscott.

National Grid said power should be restored in Swampscott by 2 p.m. on the Fourth of July. Credit: Patch file photo
National Grid said power should be restored in Swampscott by 2 p.m. on the Fourth of July. Credit: Patch file photo

About 200 homes were still without power on Friday morning after a line of strong thunderstorms moved through Swampscott on Thursday evening.

The storm took down trees and wires, leaving 184 homes and businesses with power, as of 10:30 a.m., according to National Grid.

The hardest hit area was along Humphrey Street, Cedar Hill Terrace and Bayview Avenue, where 138 electric customers were without power.

Some homes on Galloupe Point Road, Puritan Road and Puritan Lane were also without power.

National Grid estimated that power will be restored to everyone by 2 p.m. on the Fourth of July.

The storms on Thursday night moved through at about 11:30 p.m. Police received multiple reports of trees and wires down between 11 p.m. on Thursday and 5 a.m. on Friday, including:

  • A low hanging wire from a Magnolia Road home
  • A hazardous condition on Puritan Road
  • A tree limb down with live wires on Puritan Road
  • A tree down across the road with arcing power lines on Morton Road
  • Wires down in the front yard of a Magnolia Road home
  • Trees and wires down on Muriel Road
  • A tree down on Alden Road
  • An utility pole struck by lightning with a power outage in the area of Puritan Road
  • A tree down at Atlantic Avenue and Palmer Road

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