Who would have thought tree-lined Pond Road would have been the safest route between Rte. 16 in South Natick and Rte. 135 on Friday morning as rain and wind whipped up a storm?
But indeed, a downed wire fire closed off the low end of Union Street, and felled trees shut down Rte. 16 and Rte. 135 between Natick and Wellesley before safety crews cleaned things up.
Marcia Lowry, who lives in the Wethersfield neighborhood, was saddened to lose a 50-plus-year-old birch that stood 35 ft. high.
“It managed to break in half and fall just the right way to hit nothing but the street sign at the corner,” she said (if you’re with a tree service and would be interested in this job, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can pass along your contact info).
Here’s a huge branch that snapped along Rte. 16 in South Natick. (Got any good photos to share? Please send to email@example.com and let us know what we’re looking at).
We lost power Saturday morning into early afternoon, but Eversource was on the job and got things running again before the frigid weather was to descend.
The Natick Fire Department posted a dramatic video on Facebook of the Union Street situation.
The Wellesley Police captured a series of storm-related videos, including on Rte. 135.
Update: Central St (Rt 135) remains closed and detoured from Weston Road to the College entrance due to this tree down. pic.twitter.com/1y55YOodMd
— Wellesley Police (@WellesleyPolice) December 23, 2022