Winds take out tree limbs, power, cars, traffic

Somebody in Winthrop might be late for work today. Photo by Kdabbler.Somebody in Winthrop might be late for work today. Photo by Kdabbler.

A large tree decided to observe the law of gravity on Blue Hill Avenue at Seaver Street, taking out two cars with it. It caused no injuries, but did result in gridlock along the avenue.

New Jackson Square building gets a premature unveiling. Photo by Krodamai.New Jackson Square building gets a premature unveiling. Photo by Krodamai.

As of 7:40 a.m., NStar is reporting more than 5,800 powerless customers.

And there are delays on the Red Line due to a dead train at JFK/UMass. OK, that one's probably not wind related, just Red Line related.

Street light cover that blew off on Staniford, not a mini-Rover looking for Number 6. Photo by A.P. Blake.Street light cover that blew off on Staniford, not a Rover looking for Number 6. Photo by A.P. Blake.

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I noticed that Rover as I

I noticed that Rover as I walked into work today. The funny thing is that all of the light fixtures around it were totally intact. It actually came from a light fixture a block up and on the other side of the four-lane street.