Hingham Already Experiencing Power Outages, Downed Trees and Flooding

Wind speeds have already reached 60 miles per hour as of 3 p.m. Monday.

Winds from Hurricane Sandy have reached 60 miles per hour knocking out power in some Hingham areas.

According to the Hingham Fruit Center's Twitter page, the super market was forced to close Monday at 3:05 p.m.  because of a power outage, even though they were planning to stay open until 8 p.m.

The power outage was reported just minutes after Hingham winds reached 60 miles per hour, according to Hingham Weather forecaster Michael Page.

As of 3:13 p.m. wind speeds have already reached as high as 62 miles per hour in Hingham, Page tweeted.

The Hingham Police Department has also noted that there have already been reports of downed tree limbs as of 3 p.m.

"If you must be driving, use extra caution and drive slow," the Hingham Police Department tweeted on Monday afternoon.

At the Hingham Bathing Beach and Lincoln Maritime Center, water is already rising over the sea walls, causing minor flooding.

Gov Deval Patrick has not called for the closing of state buildings yet.  He did advise residents to "stay off the road and indoors."

Any Hingham residents who need shelter should head to Weymouth High School.

Check Hingham Patch later today for more updates.

Spencer "Tad" Wiggleworth, IV October 29, 2012 at 11:28 PM
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