Power back on for many in western Massachusetts, but not all

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WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WWLP) –Neighborhoods across Western Massachusetts are still dealing with the aftermath of severe weekend weather conditions.

Some areas are still without power as a result of trees becoming uprooted and landing on electrical wires and homes.

Check out the latest status on power outages

The Brookside Drive neighborhood in Wilbraham was hit hard by the storm.

Leslie Ellis told 22News he witnessed a large tree come crashing down just feet away from his home.

“Fortunately the tree across the street came down where it did, otherwise it would have hit our garage,” said Ellis. “There’s another tree that’s kinda behind me that we’ve contracted it to be taken down. It hasn’t come down, but I certainty hope that it does shortly.”

Crews have been working the past few days in this neighborhood to remove debris left behind, showing residents the true impact of the winds.

One resident living on this street told 22News that she was suprised  to see the damaged that occurred in her neighborhood as a result of Sunday night’s storm.

“We heard all the loud wind and heard the rain but when we woke up very early that morning we had a tree two houses down from us, a huge pine tree that had fallen right across the street,” said Joanne Middleton. “Lost power..very surprising.”

National Grid is also urging customers to continue to keep safety in mind, as many neighborhoods are still filled with fallen power lines.

They say some of the lines could be live electric wires.