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Tempest-tossed boats, trees land where they're not expected, thousands lose power, delays across the T

Boat on dry land after storm

Matt Conti shows us a boat on dry land in the North End after the storm overnight. He has more photos of damage in the North End.

John Hanzl surveyed the damage along Harbor Towers:

Damage from wind storm on Boston Harbor
Damage from wind storm on Boston Harbor

Trees fell everywhere, including on the Green Line in Waban:

Damage from wind storm on the Green Line

The T reported "severe delays" across the entire commuter-rail system. On the Lowell Line, the issue wasn't the wind and downed trees so much as the water:

Flooding on the Lowell Line

As of 8:50 a.m., Eversource reported 85,309 homes and businesses without power in the eastern-Massachusetts communities it serves.

WBZ reports the storm was the strongest October nor'easter in Boston history.

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Any idea where this photo was taken? The Lowell Line does run near the Mystic Lakes in Medford and Winchester, but it is elevated quite a bit above them, so I can't see how they would flood the tracks.

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...from my past life on northside commuter rail, there were some spots through Somerville where it's down in the cut which flood fairly regularly. IIRC from about Somerville Jct up past Tufts. I'd imagine if there's any place where new drainage isn't complete yet for the GLX work it might not handle last night's rain very well.

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Yeah this is definitely in Somerville or Medford.

I ended up just driving all the way in due to the number of T Alerts I was getting on my way to Woburn, but a coworker took it in from Billerica and said they were crawling through most of the GLX construction area through standing water.

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Looks like the Cedar St bridge going inbound. That whole stretch of the line has flooding problems, it's why they're installing a lot of big stormwater pipes as part of the GLX construction.

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We aren't talking about lake or river flooding here. This is storm water/street flooding from inadequate drainage.

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Most reliable bus route:

NOT IN SERVICE

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This might be the Cedar Street bridge in Somerville, heading inbound. From what I can tell the building on the right looks like the building that is there, and that underpass was definitely flooded this morning when I came in to work.

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WBZ reports the storm was the strongest October nor'easter in Boston history.

Is this what they call Global Storming?

Also, is this the warmest October in Boston histryonics?

Also, why hasn't any news outlet covered the storm seepage under my window frames and air conditioners? I had to clean it up with a sponge this morning! That's a much bigger story than downed trees/boats/railroads/whatever. Because it happened to me!

Where's the sense of perspective around here?

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My 17 hour power outage?

Worst since I moved here in '98!

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Surprisingly warm for October. Of course I can remember taking the kids out trick-or-treating in short sleeves not that long ago.

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