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More Than 200,000 Lose Power At Peak Of Storm In Massachusetts

BOSTON (CBS) - More than 200,000 customers lost electricity across Massachusetts Thursday morning after strong wind and heavy rain brought down power lines and trees overnight.

That total was down to about 93,000 by midnight.

Wind gusts up to 90 miles per hour were observed in Provincetown. Cohasset, Barnstable, Marshfield, Beverly, Hanover, Salem and Scituate are among the areas hit the hardest.

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Several towns also closed schools or delayed the start of classes for the day.

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Authorities say you should avoid downed utility lines, check on your neighbors and use generators outside away from buildings if your power is out.

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