CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - You may remember that hail storm that moved through western Massachusetts a couple of weeks ago; for some places it took a little while to discover all the damage.
The hail was relatively small but it did cause some damage to cars and buildings in Springfield.
When the hail storm passed through a couple of weeks ago 22News received numerous videos and pictures of the hail through our Report-it feature.
The hail fell on the Chestnut Middle School in Springfield and initially no damage was found, but when heavy rain fell, the roof leaked from very small holes from the hail, causing water damage in the school.
The hail also damaged 500 cars at the Balise Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Hyundai dealerships.
Mike Balise, the VP of Balise Motor Sales, told 22News, “Most of it, as you can't see in the light of day, just certain angles, some cars are hardly affected at all and there's small discounts, and some cars are significantly impacted and there's great savings.”
Springfield School spokesperson Azell Cavaan told 22News that repairs are being made and the Chestnut Middle School is still expected to open for the school year on schedule.