Deerfield Police Department, Massachusetts: Just before 7:00 PM tonight Sgt Krusiewski and Officer Puchalski along with Deerfield Fire Department and South County EMS responded to County Road for a tree and wires down over a tree crew truck. Earlier thunderstorms made the tree in question slant over but not come down. WMECO sent one of their contracted tree crews to take down the tree prior to it falling on the wires. Unfortunately they didn't get to complete the job in time. The tree came down pulling down wires snapping a pole. One tree crew employee was in the truck when it all came down. He had to wait for power to be turned off before he could safely exit the truck. A short section of County Road will be closed while repairs are made.
wmeco: Thanks to NSTAR lineworkers who worked side-by-side with WMECo crews repairing storm-related damage. We continue monitoring oncoming storms.
Deerfield Police Department, Massachusetts: Thunderstorms are likely in our area this afternoon. The national weather service has issued a Severe Thunder Storm Watch, that means conditions in the atmosphere will support the development of severe thunderstorms. When a severe thunderstorm warning issued it means that a severe storm has developed and will happen in the warned area. We do not want to fill your news feed up with weather information, we are not a weather outlet but wanted to clear up some information that the public seems to confuse. That information between a Watch/Warning. Please check out the local media outlets and the National weather service for further information. As always we stand ready with our emergency response partners in the Town of Deerfield to respond to our residents needs during any weather event. For emergencies dial 911. For minor issues such as a branch in the road etc our non emergency number is 413-665-2606. You can also follow us on twitter @DeerfeildMAPD we share different less detailed quick information on Twitter that we feel could be helpful in keeping the public informed.