Police: Avoid mother bear looking for cub on Route 20 in West Springfield

Hampden County

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – West Springfield Police are asking drivers to avoid a bear near the area of Route 20.

A police officer at a nearby construction site confirmed a mother bear has been crossing the state highway between Sibley Avenue and Lower Beverly Hills.

She’s apparently looking for her cub that was hit and killed by a car on Friday. 

West Springfield Police Sgt. Patrick Dunphy confirmed the death of the cub. 

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