BECKET, Mass. (WWLP) - Huntington's Police Chief says that the Big Robin Lake Dam in Becket has not failed, but that hundreds of people have been evacuated downstream as a precaution.
Chief Robert Gurriepy told 22News that firefighters and police officers evacuated 200 people. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for central Berkshire County and in Western Hampden and Hampshire Counties after a trained weather spotter had reported that the dam had failed.
In the event that the dam were to fail, it would have sent water downstream to Walker Brook in Becket, and then on to the West Branch of the Westfield River in Westfield.