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Some Power is Out as Danvers is Under High Wind Warning

Strong and damaging winds may bring down some trees, limbs and power lines, causing scattered power outages and obstacles for morning commuters.

A high wind warning has been issued for Thursday morning in Danvers, as windspeeds of 20-30 miles per hour with up to 65 mph gusts whip through the area.

Hamid Jafari, Director Engineering and Operations for Danvers Electric, said about 300-400 electric customers were without electric service on Thursday morning. The outages were along Maple Street from Vineyard Street to the Middleton town line, Cherry Street and the police station. He said crews were checking for the exact cause as of 7:30 a.m.

No major problems related to the wind were reported by Danvers Police, said Sgt. Robert Bettencourt.

"We've had a lot of trees down," he said. Some branches fell in the streets but it all had been cleared and no roads were closed. There were no major problems, he said.

The power outages activated an increased number of burglar alarms, Bettencourt said.

The high wind warning is in effect until 9 a.m. and the weather service says "strong to damaging winds" may knock down trees, branches and power lines, causing scattered power outages.

"Unsecured outdoor objects may become damaged and/or airborne," says the NWS, noting motorists and pedestrians may be faced with some obstacles and hazards for the morning commute.

And the wild wind comes with rain and temperatures unusually warm into the 50s.

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