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Strong winds blow through Boston

Strong winds hit Boston Monday, with wind speeds predicted to be as high as 20 to 30 mph and gusts up to 50 mph hitting the city through 4 a.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

The Weather Service released a wind advisory just before 10 p.m. Monday, effective until 4 a.m for all of southern New England. The advisory stated that strong winds may blow down trees, limbs and power lines.

The Massachusetts Department of Fire Services tweeted that there had been reports of power outages across the state. More than 47,000 customers were left without power as of 10:15 p.m. Monday, according to the Boston Globe.

The advisory came after the Weather Service issued a high wind warning around 4 p.m. Monday that was in effect until 7 p.m.

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department tweeted that strong winds had downed several trees and urged residents to call 311 to report any incidents. The department also shared photos of staff clearing downed tree limbs off of streets throughout the city.

WBZ meteorologist Jacob Wycoff shared on Twitter that 62 mph winds at the Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport in Westfield on Monday flipped over a small plane that was not tied down. No one was in the plane when the incident occured.





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