Power outages reported in western Massachusetts due to high wind gusts

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(WWLP) – Communities in western Massachusetts are experiencing power outages Monday morning due to high wind gusts in the area.

A High Wind Warning is in effect for Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire counties until 4 p.m. Monday.

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 Monday.

According to the MEMA Outage Map as of 1:02 p.m., Berkshire County is currently experiencing the most power outages with 2,888 customers without power with 1,382 of the outages reported in Becket.

There are also 944 customers without power in Hampden County, 47 without power in Franklin County, and 406 customers without power in Hampshire County.

According to the town of Chester, there is a power outage affecting most of the town. The Chester Municipal Electric Department and Eversource are working to get both issues taken care of.

Some damage reports such as a tree down across Abbott Hill Road at Skyline Drive and a tree down on wires on East River Road could be affecting the outages.

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