Power restored to western Massachusetts residents after windy Saturday

The 22News Storm Team reported wind gusts up to 50MPH

LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – Strong wind gusts caused power outages in areas of Hampden and Hampshire County Saturday.

By 4:00PM, there were a total of 1,711 Eversource customers without power. By 8:30PM, that number dropped to 172 customers without power.

There were also 530 National Grid customers in Hampden County without power as of 4:00PM. By 8:30PM, that number fell to 430.

Wind Chill Advisory in effect for most of Western Massachusetts

In Ludlow, Police Sgt. Mike Gillrein told 22News that Center Street would remain closed while crews work to repair downed power lines. A tree fell on the wires, which fell on the roadway. Some residents there were without power for hours. The road eventually reopened almost eight hours later.

In East Longmeadow, Sgt. Daniel Manley told 22News a tree fell on some power lines on Porter Road. Porter Road was closed from Allen Street to the Wilbraham town line, but has since reopened.

A Southampton Police dispatcher told 22News a tree also fell on some power lines on Line Street in Easthampton, knocking out power to residents in Easthampton and Southampton.

The 22News Storm Team reported wind gusts up to 50MPH.

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