A little after 9 this morning I heard an explosion from outside the house and caught sight of a simultaneous flash out our front door. A large tree limb had fallen across the power line that runs down a side street to the houses behind. We never lost power but I fear my neighbors weren’t so fortunate. We called the police and National Grid, both of which have surely been busy all day. The limb continues to hang there, hooked on the (incredibly strong) wire. From the look of the gouge taken out of the tree, I’ll have to take the entire tree down but hopefully someone will come soon and deal with the hanging limb before the wire gives way entirely.