This morning's severe storms cause outage & minor damage

Thunderstorms knock out power, cause minor damage
heavy rainfallCAPE COD - Severe thunderstorms kept people awake late into the night. One storm affected the Falmouth and Vineyard area with penny size hail while another prompted warnings in the Eastham area.

NStar crews are working to restore service in several areas. Primary wires caught fire along Route 28 in Orleans and Chatham after being struck by lightning causing the road to be closed. Telephone wires may also have caught fire. 

A similar problem was reported on Tubman Road in Brewster as well as on Willow Street in Yarmouth. Scattered other outages are reported across the Cape. Two homes  may have been struck by lightning in Centerville, one on Windigo Lane the other in the 14o0 block of Route 28 fortunately neither appears to have suffered any major damage. Another line of storms affected the upper Cape after 2 AM with power problems reported in the Falmouth area.

The Sandwich Fire Department may have taken a direct hit which knlcked out some radios and phones. Firefighters across the Cape have been busy resetting alarm systems and checking for possible damage. This photo was taken in the Hyannis area showing intense rainfall. Posted on 7/19 at 1:35 AM; updated on 7/19 at 3:00 AM; Photo courtesy Ryan Somerfield.

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