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Damage from overnight storm was widespread

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Heavy winds and rain overnight caused major damage across the region, including this traffic light that came down at the intersection of Pleasant Valley Street and Howe Street in Methuen on Monday.

By Globe Staff 

A fierce storm early Monday morning felled trees and took down power lines, causing damage — some minor, some serious — to houses and cars in many neighborhoods and headaches for people trying to get to work or school.

Below are some photos from around the region that were shared after the powerful storm had left the area, and day began to break:

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In Arlington, a group of cyclists apparently banded together to lift a tree off of the Minuteman Trail, so people could commute to work without obstruction:

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation reported that flooding was causing delays along Interstate 93 in Stoneham:

Methuen Police Chief Joseph Solomon, who was on the ground, walking through neighborhoods, reported two houses were struck by a tree, but said there were no reported injuries:

Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll said downed trees and debris closed some roads, and power outages had been reported by residents:

In Brookline, police said heavy tree damage was causing power outages in parts of town. Crews were headed to the scene to deal with the debris:

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State Police were busy all morning as they responded to a range of problems across the state, including flooding and a utility pole on fire:

In Haverhill, crews worked to remove a utility pole that crashed onto the train tracks, causing delays for commuter:


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