RUSSELL, Mass. (WWLP) – Several roads in Russell closed Thursday evening after trees and wires came down during a powerful storm.
The Russell Police Department announced closures on Route 23 and Route 20 after 6 p.m. A photo sent into our newsroom of Route 20 in Russell shows cars at a complete stop and a massive fire burning in the middle of the roadway.
Route 23 reopened shortly after 9:30 p.m. for all traffic, but Route 20 remained detoured through Woronoco through the night, as Russell Electric Light and WMECo repair power issues.
Route 20 was re-opened to through traffic at around 5:30 Friday morning.
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