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Heavy storms cause significant damage across region

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

Heavy storms that hit Western Massachusetts knocked down trees, forced road closures, and caused damage throughout the Springfield area.

The Pioneer Valley endured violent thunderstorms and downpours across the region Sunday night, knocking out power for hundreds of residents in both Hampden and Hampshire Counties.

In Agawam, a downed tree destroyed a pair of trailer homes on Springfield Street. Agawam Fire Officials tell CBS 3 that no injuries were reported but two residents did receive assistance from the Red Cross.

A large tree in Longmeadow fell across Elmwood Avenue, which significantly impeded traffic.

In Springfield, the force of the rainfall on Boland Way forced manhole covers into the air by way of gushing water, while residents of the city's Indian Orchard neighborhood received quite a scare when a confirmed funnel cloud was sighted in the air.

CBS 3 meteorologist Nick Morganelli says there will be more scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day on Monday that could cause some street flooding.

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