SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) — The 22News Storm Team has issued a Severe Weather Alert for the possibility of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes Sunday evening.
The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for ALL of western Massachusetts until 10pm. A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for the development of a tornado.
Earlier several tornado warnings were issued for Berkshire, Hampden and Hampshire Counties.
A tornado was CONFIRMED to have touched down in the Sandisfield area and tornado debris was detected in Blandford.
We’ve had several damage reports from Tolland, Sandisfield and Blandford.
Here are some of the damage reports from the National Weather Service:
- 7:05 PM – Tolland: Power pole snapped with trees and wires down on East Otis Road
- 7:05 PM – Tolland: Wind damage, numerous trees down/across the road on Schoolhouse Road
- 7:05 PM – Tolland: Wind damage, multiple trees down 1.2 miles down Belden Road. Tolland DPW on scene
- 7:15 PM – Blandford: Tree down on Beech Hill Road, wires down
- 6:59 PM – 3 ENE Sandsfield: Multiple sightings of a tornado on South Main Street in Sandsfield. Trees and wires down