Wednesday morning’s national news was full of destruction and deaths caused by Tropical Storm Isaias as it made its quick trip up the east coast.
Bedford came through Isaias relatively unscathed, with just one house suffering significant damage.
Eversource reported 31 customers still without power on Wednesday morning.
On Tuesday evening, power was out at 100 homes according to Town Manager Sarah Stanton, many of them on Springs Road which was closed after a snapped tree landed on power lines.
Editor’s Note: at 3 pm on Thursday afternoon, 20 Bedford homes remained without power according to the Eversource outage map.
Another downed tree resting on power lines kept Sunset Road in the dark overnight, and the road remains closed on Wednesday morning.
The most courteous of weeping willows graciously fell just short of a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows in a garden on North Road.
Town DPW Engineer Adrienne St. John reported that an errant limb damaged a section of the Davis Road boardwalk’s railing during the storm. The deck was determined to be undamaged during an early morning inspection, so the boardwalk will be cleared of debris to make it passable.
“Our crews are working with Marquis Tree to clear the last few areas,” St. John added on Wednesday morning. “Interestingly, most of the trees impacted by this storm in Bedford were oak trees, not the typical pines.”