Powerful Storm Rips Through the Berkshires
A powerful storm ripped through the Berkshires on Wednesday afternoon leaving downed trees and wires in its wake.
The line of thunderstorms hit the region around 4 p.m. hail, wind and rain for an intense 15 or 20 minutes.
Downed lines along Massachusetts Avenue in North Adams and Cold Spring Road in Williamstown left more than 1,500 National Grid customers without power. The utility also reported were scattered outages around the county, including Florida Mountain and South Berkshire.
Eversource reported nearly 33,000 customers affected in Western Massachusetts, including more than 2,500 in Dalton and and more than 4,000 in Pittsfield.
There reports of fire alarms going off, power outages, trees on cars or in the road and downed wires around the county. In North Adams, Massachusetts Avenue Extension was closed for a downed power line and debris -- small and medium-sized limbs -- were scattered along sidewalks and roadways. There were also reports of trees down and power out at Windsor Lake and Rich Street.
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