Granby businesses reopen after Monday’s severe weather

Hampshire County

Monday’s storms brought down trees and knocked out power to several parts of the Pioneer Valley. 

“It was so loud with the thunder, I thought we were going to lose power,” one Granby resident said. 

Tornado warnings were issued across Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire Counties including Granby, where people were warned to take cover. 

“When I saw what it was like outside it started down pouring out of nowhere,” John Breault from Granby said. “It was nice out and then all of a sudden it was a torrential downpour, it was kind of nerve-racking.”

Although there was no confirmed tornado in Granby, and damage was kept to a minimum, some businesses were affected by the severe storms.  

Cindy’s Drive-In took quite a hit. They lost power between 2 and 4 Tuesday morning, due to a transformer that blew.

“We have nothing on right now, all our equipment is off,” Jeremiah Maloni, owner of Cindy’s said. “Our soft serve machines, our ice cream, our grill is off. We are actually cleaning right now because we can’t serve because it will all go bad.”

Cindy’s was open Tuesday, but they could only serve hard ice cream, as they waited for the power company to show up. Luckily, they arrived shortly after 22News got there. 

No one was hurt in Monday’s storms.

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