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Nor'easter Tosses Boats Ashore, Topples Press Box, Knocks Out Power To All Of Cohasset

COHASSET (CBS) – Powerful winds from an overnight nor'easter caused damage throughout Cohasset and left the town 100% without power Wednesday.

PHOTOS: October Nor'easter Damage

Winds knocked the press box at Cohasset High School's Alumni Field completely over.

October Nor'easter
The press box at Alumni Field in Cohasset was blown over in the nor'easter. (Image Credit: Cohasset Police)

Police said the press box is a total loss.

In Cohasset Harbor, multiple boats ran aground as winds continued to whip into the daylight hours.

Overall, nearly 500,000 Massachusetts homes and businesses were left without power, including all of Cohasset. There is no estimate yet for when power will be restored.

National Grid spokeswoman Christina Milligan said the storm played out as planned. But while the utility company was ready for what arrived, it will still take time to clean up.

"Exactly what we expected. No surprises yet. That's the good news. We were prepared for this. The bad news is, we do have some damage so this will be a multi-day restoration event," Milligan said.


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