Storm Downs TreesBy Susan Bush
12:00AM / Thursday, September 29, 2005
A brief but fierce wind-driven rainstorm that slashed through the Northern Berkshires on Sept. 28 downed a number of trees and electric power lines.
Williamstown police reported the most incidents.
Adowned tree at the corner of Elm and Arnold streets was reported at 10:43 a.m., police said. The tree pulled down live power wires that were burning on the ground when police arrived. Workers of the National Grid power company were called to the scene and repairs were made within a half-hour, police said.
Police said that they received numerous telephone reports of downed trees, power outages, and other damage shortly after noon, when a strong storm sliced through the area. Routes 2 and 7 from Field Park to Thornliebank Road was closed for about an hour while crews cleared a fallen tree from the area. Traffic was detoured over Main Street while the road was closed, police said.
Portions of South Street, the Knolls, and Cold Spring Road received significant wind damage, police said.
According to police in North Adams and Adams, both communities had reports of downed trees but no serious disruptions were reported due to the storm.