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Tree Falls On House In Hyde Park During Strong Storm

BOSTON (CBS) – Strong storms tore through Massachusetts Tuesday night, dumping heavy rain and bringing damaging winds and lightning. Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued across the state.

In Hyde Park, a tree fell onto a home on Myopia Road. No one was home when it happened.

"My neighbor called and said a tree came down. I asked how bad it was and he said it was pretty bad and I needed to come home," Tim Galvin said.

Hyde Park tree
A tree fell onto a home in Hyde Park during a storm (WBZ-TV)

That unpleasant phone call cut Galvin's evening out - way short Tuesday. He couldn't believe what he saw, pulling up to his Hyde Park address.

"A neighbor was out pulling out her recycling. She saw a lightning bolt hit it and then the tree slowly fell over right into the middle of my house," he said.

The torrential summer storm took down trees in many neighborhoods. Damage and debris tied up the MBTA at the nearby Hyde Park station. Crews worked quickly trying to restore service.

In Cambridge another fallen tree yanked down wires as it crashed near cars on Newton street.

Elsewhere in Boston, strong winds and heavy sideways rain sent people running for cover.

Back in Hyde Park, the Myopia Road house just got painted - but the homeowner knows it could be worse.

"There's some damage but it can all get fixed," Galvin said. "We're lucky I guess."

The Red Sox-Blue Jays game at Fenway Park was postponed until Wednesday.

Approximately 10,000 customers in Massachusetts lost power during the storms.

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