CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Due to severe weather passing through western Massachusetts Wednesday evening, thousands of residents were without power.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning and a Flash Flood Warning had been issued throughout western Mass. WMECo and National Grid power outage maps showed thousands without power from Wednesday afternoon to early Thursday morning.
At 4:00 p.m., when the storm started to pass through most of western Mass., 1,197 in Greenfield, 939 in Great Barrington, and 689 in Stockbridge were without power, and around 5:00 p.m., 1,202 in Northfield were left in the dark.
Northfield and West Springfield were the hardest hit as far as power outages are concerned. Most places will have power restored within 3 to 6 hours.
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