MONSON, Mass. (WWLP) – Eastern Hampden County was one of the areas that saw flooding from the heavy rain Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
The rain that fell Wednesday night into early Thursday morning caused significant flooding all across western Massachusetts. Some areas picked up between 4 and 6 inches of rain. Thursday morning, Monson firefighters were instructing drivers to stay away from the areas of Hospital Road, Bunyan Road, and Reimers Road due to flooding and damage there.
“Actually this river was low because we didn’t get hit by that last storm too bad so it was really low but with 3 to 8 inches of rain coming I knew it was going to go up again.” Joshua Bailey
At Silver Bell Farm in Monson the water got up pretty high, even flooding the play area before gradually receding.
“So the last time I think was 10 years ago it was this high. We have seasonal flooding where it might come up to where it is right now but it hasn’t been this high since we opened the farm.” Michael Moore