Wednesday night storm brings trees, power lines down in western Massachusetts

Hampshire County

GRANBY, Mass. (WWLP) – For the third time in the last two weeks severe thunderstorms moved through western Massachusetts. Once again it was Hampshire County that was hit the hardest.

Damaging winds brought down trees and power lines in South Hadley and Granby.

“It was heavy, heavy, heavy rain and it seemed like there was hail and then there is a lot of tree damage and even behind my house there is tree damage,” said Lou Raymond of Granby.

The severe storms knocked down trees on South Street and some large trees that were snapped and uprooted.

The Granby Highway Department spent Thursday morning cleaning up the damage.

“Most of the locations had multiple trees. Morgan Street is probably the worst we had two big trees come down, several poles broken, wires down. We’ve been out all night trying to open up the roads,” said Granby Highway Superintendent Dave Desrosiers.

Morgan Street was closed while crews worked to clean up the damage and restore power. Some trees and branches also came down on New Ludlow Road as well.

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