High wind damage accruing all over western Mass.

There are still more than 500 residents without power

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Strong winds hit Massachusetts and that left parts of the Pioneer Valley littered with fallen trees and downed power lines.

According to Eversource’s website over a thousand people were without power Sunday, after this April snow storm hit Western Massachusetts.

Strong winds whipped through Western Massachusetts, causing trees to come down on power lines.

Winds gusted between 40 and 50 miles per hour.

Take a look at this, a tree came crashing down on a power line, barely missing this house on Madison Street in Chicopee.

This tree in Westfield, slowed traffic down, as crews tried to clean up the area.

22News also noticed, this tree split in half on Rock Valley Road in Holyoke.

One neighbor told 22News, it’s normal for strong winds to force trees down in this area.

Tracy Cyr, told 22News, “This is where there’s a lot of heavily wooded trees come down when there’s high winds. You can’t really avoid it. You know the trees that border the homes, we usually worry about the trees that can fall down on some, whether it’s our cars, our vehicles, or the house.

The wind will continue to pick up all day Sunday. April snow storm caused power outages to several communities.  Hundreds of residents are still without power.

According to the Eversource outage map, there are still more than 500 residents without power.

According to our Storm Team Meterologist Adam Strzempko, a new Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire Counties from Monday at 3’o clock in the morning to 8 in the evening.

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