EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Wednesday was rainy and unseasonably mild and late in the day the winds picked up and temperatures jumped up into the mid and upper 50s. Then around 7:30 p.m. strong, damaging winds moved through western Massachusetts.
The strong gusty winds knocked down trees and power lines on Reservation Road in Easthampton.
“I was walking through the front part of people’s yards that I saw four tress down completely across the road in each case and then I realized the extent of the damage and thought this could be a long time before we get power back,” said Peter Steinberg of Easthampton.
The wind was just so wild I was like this feels like a hurricane and I was thinking they might have had another microburst,” said Patricia Gonzalez of Chicopee.
The hardest hit area was in Hampshire County where trees and power lines were knocked down in a number of communities including Northampton, Amherst, Easthampton and Hatfield.
No injuries were reported but tree cutting crews and utility crews spent the morning cutting up the trees and restoring power.
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