Power restored for thousands after storms moved across western Massachusetts

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(WWLP) – Thousands of western Massachusetts residents were without power Tuesday evening as severe thunderstorms moved through the area. 

Power has since been restored for most of the area as of midnight. Just after 7 p.m., the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency’s Outage Map reported at least 500 customers in Hampden County without power, nearly 100 customers in Franklin County, more than 2,000 in the Berkshires, and over 500 in Hampshire County. 

The Eversource Outage Map showed over 2,000 customers in the area affected by the widespread outage.

Tree damage was also reported across the area along with wires down. Below are storm damage reports sent to our newsroom by radio professionals, police, and viewers:

  • 5:23 PM – Goshen: Tree down on Route 9. Tree down on Berkshire Trail
  • 5:31 PM – Whately: Tree in down on Haydenville Road by Westbrook Road. Tree down on I-91 South
  • 5:31 PM – Deerfield: Tree down on Lower Road
  • 05:39 PM – Northampton: Tree down on wires
  • 5:40 PM – Hatfield: Tree down on a car on West St. Tree down on North Street 
  • 5:40 PM – Hatfield: Tree down at 90 Lindseed Road. tree down on Arnold Road 
  • 5:45 PM – Amherst Tree branches down on South Whitney Street by College Street, and on East Pleasant Street by Owen Drive. Wires down on 34 Baker Street 
  • 5:46 PM – Pelham: Wires down on Amherst Road near Enfield Road 
  • 5:56 PM – Cummington: Powerlines downed
  • 6:06 PM – Chesterfield: Tree down on wires near 46 Bray Road 
  • 6:13 PM – Russell: Tree down near 185 Huntington Road (Route 20) 
  • 6:50 PM – West Springfield: Tree down on wires at around 742 Birnie Avenue

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