Bennett Street in Lynn was shut down from Astor to Orchard streets until repairs can be made on a billboard which was damaged in the winds overnight. (Spenser Hasak)
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Billboard severely damaged in Lynn

LYNN — A billboard on Bennett Street was reported damaged at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday morning, prompting police to block off the street between Orchard and Astor streets until the billboard could be repaired.

A witness who alerted the police said that he arrived at work across the street at around 6 a.m., and there was nothing amiss, but when he came back outside after 7 a.m. the billboard was leaning precariously.

The sign is located right next to a gas main, which the witness, who declined to give his name, said caused him extra concern. 

A police spokesperson said that it was u…

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