As the front came through this afternoon, a gust of wind near Lechmere station took down a street-light pole, which fell on the hood of a car making a turn, after which the light bounced into the street, as Lisa captured.
She reports the driver and somebody in the back seat appeared to get out physically OK.
Bill Dearing surveyed the damage on Main Street in Somerville, where downed trees blocked the route 101 bus:
Thomas Fitzpatrick reports this billboard by the side of the I-93 deck was blown into Boston Sand & Gravel yard below:
More Somerville tree damage:
My neighborhood was filled with a cacophony of screams and yelps so knew it had to be bad. My ears clicked from air pressure!
Alex Jaffe spotted a house under construction on Cross Street in East Somerville that the wind ripped to shreds:
A wicked wind that way came between the North End and Charlestown, as well. Kristin MacDougall reports:
I swear to God I thought I was going to blow into the harbor at the Locks. I grabbed a pole and screamed!