Severe weather Thursday: Storm damage reports, photos

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(WWLP) – Some severe thunderstorms moved through parts of western Massachusetts Thursday afternoon causing damage in several neighborhoods. 

There are several reports of damage in Deerfield.

The Deerfield Police Department, via their Facebook page, reports Upper Rd. will be closed until Friday morning for utility pole replacement. Hawkes Rd. in Deerfield will also be closed.  

Crews are working to clear the debris from the road. 22News talked with a person who lives along Upper Road in Deerfield. A tree fell across their driveway. Also, two other trees fell in their yard. They said the storm came through fast.

“It was like a hurricane the winds picked up and the umbrella got turned inside out and rain was coming at us from all directions,” Cassi and Jonathan Friz of Deerfield. “All of a sudden I was gone the internet was down, just saw a sheet of water hitting the side of the house and then I heard the kids screaming the trees are down the trees are down.”

There’s also storm damage along Lower Road. Look at that – the wind powerful enough to rip part of the roof all this barn. No injuries. Most of the damage we’ve seen and heard about it was in Franklin County. Relatively quiet elsewhere.

22News spoke with the Insurance Executive at HUB International to find out what you should do if a tree damages your property.

“A tree fell on my house regardless of who’s tree it was, it is really something where I can pursue my own insurance policy and get the repairs and take care of things,” said Bill Trudaeu. “You want to seek professional help who have the resources to remove the tree from the damaged property.”

Below are storm damage reports and photos sent into our newsroom via ReportIt.

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Storm damage

  • 4:49 PM – Deerfield: Multiple trees and power lines down on Upper Road and 190 Lower Road
  • 4:49 PM – Deerfield: Trees and power lines down and trapping a car at 36 Hawks Road
  • 4:49 PM – Deerfield: Car is trapped between fallen trees/wires on each side of it on Hawks Road
  • 5:05 PM – Multiple trees down on Mill Village Road, trees down across railroad tracks


Police reports

Deerfield Police: Upper Road and Hawks road are currently closed. Engine 1 and crew is assisting with multiple trees down with wires. Seek alternate routes. No injuries were reported after the storm.

Road closures

Deerfield: Upper Road will be closed until Friday morning while utilities work to replace a number of broken utility poles. Hawkes Road will also be closed.

Deerfield: A building was also damaged on Lower Road. It appears straight-line winds moved west to east from Hawks Road to Old Main Street. 

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