Storm damage in Bedford, courtesy WBZ-TVSun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site.
Storm damage in Bedford, courtesy WBZ-TV

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BOSTON (AP) -- The National Weather Service has confirmed that a microburst and a funnel cloud were part of a fast-moving storm that downed power lines and trees in some Massachusetts communities.

Officials say the microburst that struck Bedford on Monday caused "straight line wind damage," at speeds of 90 to 100 miles per hour, knocking over dozens of trees.

A funnel cloud was spotted in Lynn, but there were no tornadoes.

Some utilities still had outages early Tuesday. NStar and National Grid had about 600 combined outages late Tuesday morning, while Western Massachusetts Electric Co. and Unitil outages were in the single digits.


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