Power almost completely restored after more than 2,000 people were without electricity

Wind gusts will continue fading this evening.

Photo Courtesy: MGNonline
Photo Courtesy: MGNonline

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Electricity at one point was out for more than 2,000 people Sunday afternoon after wind gusts reached almost 50 mph at times.

According to National Grids website, more than 1,800 of those without power were in Franklin County with Charlemont, Hawley, Heath and Rowe having the most customers with no electricity. By Sunday evening National Grid were reporting no existing power outages in Western Massachusetts.

An additional 133 Eversource Energy customers were without power in several other communities Sunday evening. Trees came down, blocking roads in several Hampshire county towns.

Shirley Ver, of Rowe told 22News, “It was real windy and rough out and the lights went out and then we were in the dark.”

Gail May, of Rowe said, “When I was going to church today there were trees down. Had to do a detour, but its how it is.”

Rowe residents said they’re driving much more cautiously in these conditions. Most of the damage reports came before noon.

The National Weather Service had received multiple reports of damage due to wind:

  • Plainfield: Tree down on West Street
  • Worthington: Trees blocking Old North Road
  • Worthington: Trees on wires on River Road
  • Huntington: Tree down on route 112
  • Goshen: Tree down on South Chesterfield Road
  • Orange: Tree blocking road
  • Russell: Tree down blocking road
  • Rowe: Tree down blocking Potter Road
  • Chesterfield: Tree down
  • Goshen: Tree down on wires on Depot Street
  • Northampton: Large tree limb down on Francis Street.
  • Amherst: Tree limb on car on Bay Road
  • Westhampton: 1 person injured after a tree limb went through a car windshield
  • Blandford: Tree down on wires on Beulah road
  • Goshen: Tree down on wires on Cape Street

 

Send your damage and wind reports to reportit@wwlp.com

22News will continue to update you on the power restoration efforts across Western Massachusetts.

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