High winds cause power outages, minor damages

Apr 10, 2020

Howling wind and heavy rain swept through Wareham on Thursday, April 9 leaving some residents without power, but according to both the Wareham and Onset Fire Departments, damage from the storm was relatively minor.

According to Captain Kelley of the Wareham Fire Department, a power line was knocked down on Fearing Hill Road on Thursday afternoon, but Eversource workers were able to fix it. Kelley said that a small section of the road was closed for a short time, while the power line was being fixed. 

Onset Firefighter Matt Parrish said that his department also responded to a couple calls for trees and wires being knocked down, but that overall the storm proved to be “not very eventful” despite the high winds and rain.

According to Reid Lamberty of Eversource, just over 500 Eversource customers lost power in Wareham in one incident on April 9. Of those, Lambert said that about half were without power for just three minutes. The other half had their power restored in two hours or less.

In a separate incident, about 30 customers lost power for roughly three hours. Lamberty said that all of the power outages were caused by trees falling down on power lines.