DEERFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Deerfield Police sent crews to clear a section of Greenfield Road blocked by a downed tree Thursday afternoon.
Falling trees left some Franklin County residents without power.
Tom Dorsey, a spokesman for Western Massachusetts Electric Company, told 22News that a tree that fell in Deerfield left 121 customers in the dark. Their power should be restored by 8:30 p.m.
A fallen tree also caused a power outage in Montague, affecting about 80 customers. That issue should be resolved by 9 p.m.
There was also a power outage in Erving, but power there has since been restored.
A Deerfield Police dispatcher told 22News that Greenfield Road (routes 5&10) was closed as of 5:00 PM and hoped to have it cleared by 6:00 PM and anticipate a short period of outages in the area.
The dispatcher also said that Mill Village Road was closed in the vicinity of #144 because of a big tree limb across the road and resting on some wires. That happened around 2:30 PM Thursday.
The dispatcher believes both tree breaks are due to lightning strikes.
A Greenfield Police dispatcher told 22News earlier that a tree came down on Greenfield Road (Routes 5 & 10) at about 2:45 PM Thursday. "The road is completely blocked. We have crews there and WMECo has been notified," she said.
No one was hurt, and drivers have to take side streets to make their way around the blocked section of Greenfield Road.
The dispatcher said that there are no power outages, but that "wires are involved," and that's why they've notified WMECo.
The blocked area of Routes 5 & 10 is near the Greenfield town line.
Stay with 22News and WWLP.com for the latest developments on this road blockage and any other possible damage from the strong storms moving through western Massachusetts.