60-mph wind gusts tearing down trees, power lines across Western Massachusetts

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) — The wind roared Monday. Temperatures were in the 30s, but with winds frequently gusting from 40 to even 60 miles per hour at times, the temperatures felt closer to the teens.

But the wind chill was the least of the problems. Many locals had to deal with downed trees, downed wires and scattered debris on roads. At one point Monday afternoon, more than 45,000 people were without power across the Commonwealth.

One of the reports 22News received was of a large downed tree on Piper Road in West Springfield. It has since been cut up, but it once covered the entire road.

One resident living on the street backed out of the driveway to head to school just seconds before that tree fell. 

“The tree falling today was, I don’t know, I just got a call. My mom was like seconds after you left, it just came down,” Aisha, a resident on Piper Street, told 22News. 

Elsewhere, trees toppled onto homes. 

Winds gusted so quickly in Chicopee, that a large tree fell onto a house on Christopher Street.

But downed trees and power line reports were widespread across western Massachusetts. 22News received storm damage reports in Bernardston, Charlemont, Wilbraham, Monson, Brimfield and Holyoke. In Hatfield, a tree fell onto a power line, shutting down Pantry Road. 

And we are expecting another breezy day Tuesday. 

Continued storm coverage:

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Reports of wind damage in Western Massachusetts

Reports of high wind gusts in Western Massachusetts

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