Barn collapsed, trees came down during severe storm in Agawam

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AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – In Agawam, high winds took down trees and even a building Tuesday night, as severe storms rolled through western Massachusetts.

Much of the damage was focused near Main Street, as well as River Road in the southeastern corner of the town. An old tobacco barn near Six Flags New England was flattened by the wind, while Deering Street was closed after a large tree came down, blocking the road. All roadways in town are now open, according to Agawam Police.

“I heard a lot of thunder and saw a lot of lightning. my power went out for a little bit there. The wind picked up, a lot of rain, the wind was blowing the rain in one direction. It looked like a tornado hit,” said Bruce MacDonald of Agawam.

Tree damage could be seen all around this area of Agawam. More than 300 households in town lost power at the peak of Tuesday night’s outages, with some lingering into the morning hours Wednesday.

“I woke up like 5:00 a.m. and the AC was off so I went back to sleep. It was a little warm, but you know it was the middle of the night, 5:00 in the morning so it wasn’t too bad,” said Paul Paleologopoulos of Agawam.

Most customers in Agawam had their power restored by the morning.

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