Cleanup scheduled for Easthampton’s Mountain Road

DCR plans to clear the all debris that's at least 50 to 100 yards away from the road

EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Mountain Road will be closed Monday, April 27th through Thursday, April 30th between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to clean the remaining debris from last October’s microburst.

Easthampton fire chief Dave Mottor told 22News the Department of Conservation and Recreation will be bringing in a crane to remove trunks along the slope of the highway.

The DCR plans to clear the all debris that’s at least 50 to 100 yards away from the road.

One driver told 22News she worries about the safety of drivers and those who live near the mountain if the logs fall.

Carly Myers of Easthampton said, “I’d heard that possibly the rain could cause the logs to fall but it hasn’t happened yet so I guess they’re cleaning it up in time.”

The timber from the clean up will be sold.

The State Park is hoping to have its trails open around Christopher Clark Road by Memorial Day weekend.

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