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North Shore cleans up from wind-driven storm

Tree ripped out of the ground on Vernon Street in Nahant.

Tree ripped out of the ground on Vernon Street in Nahant.

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Telephone pole sways in Swampscott

Quintin Bowler of Swampscott walks down Humphrey Street near a telephone pole that was partially pulled from the ground when a tree fell on top of the wires.

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Tree down

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Boat washes ashore

Larry Brogna of Swampscott at his boat that washed ashore at the Swampscott/Lynn line.

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Storm damage

Malcolm Knapp cleans up his lawn after branches fell from a tree on his property in Lynnfield on Thursday afternoon.

(Photo by Olivia Falcigno)
A fierce Nor’easter that some meteorologists labeled a “bombogenesis,” or “bomb cyclone,” swept into the region Wednesday night and early Thursday with 70 mph wind gusts, cutting a swath of destruction throughout the North Shore. Lynn and Swampscott were particularly hit hard, both in terms of power outages, felled trees, damaged property and flooding in…

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