UPDATE: 10% of Framingham Without Power as July 4th Begins

And lightning strike on Second Street in Framingham on July 3 sets two cars ablaze.

Credit: Twitter - @Tashali_Little
Credit: Twitter - @Tashali_Little
Originally posted at 12:02 a.m. Updated at 1:05 a.m. Updated at 1:18 with photo.

UPDATE: Latest update from NSTAR at 1 a.m., has more than 600 customers or 2% of Framingham without power. 


A severe thunderstorm rolled through Framingham and MetroWest just after 10 p.m. on July 3.

As Independence day began, still 10 percent of Framingham or more than 3,000 customers were still without power, according to NSTAR.

The lights at Temple Street and Route 9 were out too as of midnight.

There were several reports of lightning striking cars on Second Street in Framingham. Police and Fire responded to the scene and some residents were prohibited from returning to their homes due to live wires down.

Framingham Fire quickly knocked down the car blaze and power was turned off within 30 minutes so residents could enter their homes. Report that two cars were completed burned.

Framingham has the most customers without power in MetroWest as of 12:30 a.m.

NSTAR is working on restoring power, due to a couple of blown transformers.


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