DAMAGE REPORTS: Trees and wires down across western Massachusetts

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(WWLP) – There are multiple reports of storm damage across western Massachusetts during the high wind warning Monday.

A High Wind Warning is in effect for Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire counties until 4 p.m. Winds could gust up to 60 mph which will likely lead to downed trees and power lines so power outages are possible.

Weather Alerts

Hampshire County:

  • Belchertown: Tree down on wires, blown transformer on Allen Road
  • Huntington: Tree fell through windshield of moving car on Bromley Road
  • Worthington: Tree down on powerlines on Indian Oven Road
  • Goshen: Tree down block Route 9

Hampden County:

  • Chester:
    • Tree down across Abbott Hill Road at Skyline Drive
    • Tree down on wires on East River Road
  • Ludlow:
    • Miller Street is closed from intersection of Center Street @ Miller Street to Miller Street @ East Street due to power lines that are down at the 500 block of Miller Street
    • Intersection of West Ave @ Fuller Street is closed due to an accident.

Franklin County:

  • Shelburne: Tree down across Route 2

Berkshire County:

  • Monterey: Due to Trees and Wires down from the high winds, the following roads are CLOSED:
    • Griswold Road
    • Curtis Road
    • Sylvan Road
  • Otis: Route 23W between Pearl Road and Cold Spring Road is closed until further notice.
    • To get to Monterey, Great Barrington: Head south on Route 8 and make a right onto Cold Spring Road. Follow Cold Spring Road until you reach Route 23W and make a left.
    • Commercial Truck Drivers: Head north on Route 8 and make a left(west) onto Jacobs Ladder Road(Rt. 8/20). Follow Jacobs Ladder Road into Lee. Either make a left(south) onto Tyringham Road across from Big Y(for a destination in Monterey) or continue westbound into Stockbridge and follow the signs to Great Barrington.

The 22News Storm Team has issued a Weather Alert for strong and potentially damaging winds which will gust up to 50-60 mph at times today.

The wind will be blowing, so be careful driving high profile vehicles. Secure any outdoor objects and watch out for debris on the roads.

The wind subsides late this evening. Overnight will be calm and clear with lows into the 20s.

The wind returns tomorrow, but it won’t be nearly as windy as today — just a bit breezy. Otherwise, it’ll be a bright, sunny day with morning temperatures in the 20s and 30s with afternoon highs back into the upper 50s and low 60s.

Is there damage in your area? Send your weather photos to reportit@wwlp.com.

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