Towns, homeowners dealing with storm cleanup

AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – Fallen trees and downed wires were still being cleaned up Monday; the morning after some violent storms moved through the Berkshires and the lower Pioneer Valley. On Reed Street in Agawam, town cleanup crews are removing a large tree that was uprooted in the storm. They are also cleaning up limbs that knocked down phone and cable lines.

Damage caused by an uprooted tree on Reed St. in Agawam.
Damage caused by an uprooted tree on Reed St. in Agawam.

The town crews are working their way down the street quickly, but cars are not able to get through in the meantime, as a bulldozer and a dumpster are blocking their way. Crews also have work planned in other sections of Agawam, which was one of the communities hardest-hit by the storm.

Sunday night’s severe weather caused thousands to lose their power, with about 6,000 people being in the dark at one point. By mid-morning Monday, Western Massachusetts Electric Company was reporting fewer than 600 people with out power, with the largest outages being in the towns of Tolland and Sandisfield.

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