New England Patriots vs. Chicago Bears @ 1 p.m. 98.5 The Sports Hub: Fantasy Football Show 8-10 a.m. | Pregame Coverage Begins at 10 a.m. WBZ-TV: Patriots GameDay at 11:30 a.m. | Patriots 5th Quarter on myTV38 What To Watch For | WATCH: 3 KeysPredictions | Local Picks

Local

Powerful Thunderstorms Move Through Mass.

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

BOSTON (AP) — The National Weather Service says high winds that caused damage in Agawam in western Massachusetts were from a microburst, not a tornado.

The weather service says no injuries or significant structural damage was reported after the storm that hit just after noon on Monday.

The weather service said the straight-line wind was estimated at 80 mph and in a 100-yard wide path about 1.5 miles long. A few houses were damaged by fallen trees in one area near Harvey Johnson Boulevard, and more than 40 trees were uprooted near Meadow Street, damaging about a dozen vehicles.

Several tornado warnings were issued in northeastern Massachusetts, but no major damage was reported or tornadoes confirmed.

Intense rainfall that accompanied the fast-moving storms led to street flooding in several cities and towns across the state.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,076 other followers