Photos/Videos: Storm damage and flooding reports in western Massachusetts Saturday

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All the rain we saw Saturday afternoon made for some difficult road conditions some were impassible. 

A flash flood warning for South Central Hampshire County and Central Hampden County just ended before 5:00 p.m. but not before heavy rain flooded roads across western Massachusetts communities.  

Up to 8 inches of rain were flowing in some areas in Springfield. 

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Flooding on the North Branch Parkway in Springfield left a truck trapped.

Several cars were also stuck on Roosevelt Avenue.

Flooding got so bad near Roosevelt Ave earlier that a woman and child had to be rescued from their car by the Springfield Fire Department. 

Now the rain has led up but if you see any high water or large puddles, you’re urged to find alternate routes.

Here is a look at some damage in our area, reported by trained weather spotters or over amateur radio:

  • 1:48 PM West Springfield: North Boulevard Street near butcher shop has both lanes flooded with 8 inch deep water that is starting to go down side streets.
  • 1:59 PM Springfield: Tapley Street near oak hill cemetary closed due to 3 feet deep water.
  • 1:59 PM Granby: Wires down due to large limb
  • 2:09 PM Springfield: Dwight Street ramp for route 91 impassible at bottom due to flooding.
  • 2:11 PM Springfield: Water getting into basement on 1300 block of Main Street
  • 2:21 PM Springfield: Fire rescue called to tapley street due to car trapped in flood waters with people in car
  • 2:25 PM Springfield: Roosevelt and Berlin Streets flooded with water above car floor boards. Woman and child trapped in a car were rescued and another car in need of rescue.
  • 2:38 PM Springfield: Water up to car hubcaps on Boston Road in front of Eastfield Mall.
  • 2:42 PM Ware: Tree damaged by lightning on Cottage Street.
  • 2:48 PM Springfield: Water flowing into basements on Ashley Street and Melha Street and Parkside Street.
  • 2:49 PM West Springfield: 6 to 8 inches of water flowing on Riverdale Road and water blowing out of and lifting manhole covers.
  • 2:56 PM Springfield: 8 inches of water flowing down Mill Street.
  • 2:57 PM Springfield: Verge and Oak Grove Avenues has a lady trapped in car due to flood waters. 

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