SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Communities across western Massachusetts are experiencing intense flash flooding from Monday night’s storms.
The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings for parts of Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire counties Monday evening. Some of the communities affected by the flooding include Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, Amherst, Northampton, Agawam, West Springfield, Ludlow, South Hadley, Easthampton, Longmeadow, East Longmeadow, Belchertown, and Wilbraham.
Thanks to some 22News viewers, flooding can already be seen in parts of Springfield and Chicopee. One viewer sent us pictures and video of Maryland Avenue in Chicopee, seen completely flooded up to mailboxes.
In a video sent to us by the same viewer, you can see water streaming in through a newly developed fence, depositing into the home-owners yard.
We also received video from another viewer, showing us the flooding on End Street in Springfield Monday evening.
The National Weather Service has also reported flooding in the following areas:
- Cars stuck in street flowing on Carando Drive and Weston Street in West Springfield
- Liberty Street near the plaza area is flooded an estimated 1 foot in Agawam
- Estimated 3 feet of water in basement along El Paso Street in Springfield
- Blunt Park Road impassable with 2 cars stuck in flooding to drivers door in Springfield
- Carew Street near the Chicopee line, road closed with estimated 4 feet of flooding in Springfield
- East Main Street at Broadway Street flooded and impassable in Chicopee
- Cars stuck in flooded water on Page Boulevard and Berkshire Avenue in Ludlow
- Tapley Street impassable from St. James to Bay Street I-291 Exit 5 ramp, flooded and impassable with estimated 5 feet of water in Ludlow
- Mass Pike Exit 51 to I-291 closed due to flooding in Ludlow
- Flooding causing major delays in the area of the I-90 and I-291 exchange in Chicopee
- The off-ramps from the Mass Pike to Route 291 in both directions have been closed
We will continue to update this story with new reports, as well as newly submitted viewer content as soon as we receive them.
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