A Wild and Windy Night in Bedford

Protecting public safety: A live power line was draped from the telephone pole at the left of the photograph and across Page Road. It was pulled from the house it serves by a downed tree limb. Bedford Police and Fire stood watch to avoid further problems if the wire were snagged by a passing vehicle. Image (c) JMcCT, 2016 all rights reserved

With overnight temperatures in the mid-60s, a strong storm brought howling winds, driving rain, thunder and lightning to Bedford very early Thursday morning, February 25.

Intellicast.com's graphic, showing last night's temperatures and wind speeds
Intellicast.com’s graphic, showing last night’s temperatures and wind speeds. Click image for easier reading – Image (c) Intellicast.com

According to www.Intellicast.com, Bedford’s winds clocked in as calm around 11 pm Wednesday night, but by 3 am, sustained winds at 39 miles per hour were gusting to 55 mph.

On Thursday morning Eversource reported 152 Bedford customers were without power. Among the buildings without power was Old Town Hall on South Road. Earlier on Thursday Bedford Town Hall on Mudge Way was using its back-up generator.

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