Storm damage cleanup in Springfield could last days

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Residents are still without power Thursday and left to clean up quite the mess after several storms ripped through western Massachusetts Wednesday. 

Cleanup in the city’s Forest Park neighborhood, which was one of the hardest-hit areas in Springfield, will last into Thursday.

A number of city streets are impassable because of trees and wires brought down by the storm. On Manitoba Street in Forest Park, a massive tree took an entire utility pole down.  

Winds were so strong they uprooted the entire tree, roots and all.  

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno told 22News that police and fire have received dozens of calls regarding storm damage. Many of them were for trees down. 

DPW and Eversource are working to restore power to those who lost power during the storms. As of Thursday morning, MEMA’s outage map indicates that 2,862 customers are still without power in Springfield.

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