Flash flooding causes road closures in Franklin Cty.

greenfield flooding underpass

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Flash flooding occurred across several parts of western Massachusetts overnight due to slow moving storms, and many of those reports of damage came from Franklin County.

A Flash Flood Warning was issued for the county during the evening Wednesday, and the warning was expanded until after 3:15 A.M. Driving up Interstate 91 during the overnight hours was difficult.

More than a month’s rainfall fell in less than six hours in parts of Franklin and Berkshire Counties, with more than 4″ falling overnight in western and central parts of Franklin County.

The Greenfield Department of Public Works went to several homes, and apartment buildings for the report of flooded basements.

Chief Robert Strahan of the Greenfield Fire Department told 22News several streets have been closed, including Nash’s Mill Road where the Green River crested over the roadway, Arch Street where there is damage from the storm, and Forbes Court. Firefighters were called a couple of times to help remove cars that stalled while trying to make it through water.  No one was injured.  You are asked to avoid flooded areas and don’t try to drive through if you can’t see the road.

Colrain also has reports of closures on the northern portion of Green River Road.

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