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Posted on: August 28, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Amherst Storm Update 6:30 PM Sunday August 28, 2011

SAFETY MESSAGE... SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL HAS RESULTED IN BADLY SWOLLEN RIVERS AND STREAMS
INCLUDING MILL RIVER, CUSHMAN BROOK, AND FORT RIVER, PUFFERS POND, AND THE STANLEY
STREET/WENTWORTH FARM POND.  DO NOT ALLOW YOURSELF OR CHILDREN TO PLAY OR HIKE NEAR SWOLLEN
RIVERS, STREAMS OR CULVERTS. SWIFTLY MOVING WATER CAN POSE AN
IMMINENT THREAT TO LIFE.
 
- Worst of storm has passed, but high wind gusts to 40 mph this evening with scattered showers.   
- Be Alert for downed trees and wires.
   - Temporary Street Closures:
        - Cottage Street at corner of Triangle Street (water)
        - Newell Court (tree)
        - Mt. Pleasant Street (tree)
   - To report a downed tree, call Amherst DPW at 259-3050.  Be specific with location (i.e. house number).
   - WMECO reports 101 Amherst customers without power (1% of Amherst customers).
   - To report a power outage, call Western Mass Electric Co. (WMECO) 413-781-4300.

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