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Cleanup underway after strong winds leave damage behind

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WESTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

If you didn't see any damage from the heavy winds overnight, you may have at least heard the howling winds.

Gusts of more than 50 miles per hour caused scattered power outages, as trees came crashing down on streets, cars, and even people's homes in western Massachusetts.

[PHOTOS: Check out pictures from the overnight wind damage]

One Westhampton resident woke up to the sound of his brothers screaming after this tree landed right above their bedroom window."

"I checked it out, of course when a branch goes right through your living room, it's a little strange. It was crazy, wild, wild," said Alex Antosz. 

It was a wild night for the Antosz family when a massive tree in their yard split in tow and came crashing down around 2 a.m. Thursday. 

The tree ended up busting holes in the roof and knocked over pictures and mirrors on the wall. 

Thankfully, the family of five is just fine. 

While the family does have insurance, Alex Antosz told Western Mass News he is just happy nobody was hurt. 

It was a similar scene 10 miles up the road at a home in Chesterfield.

"There was a fairly heavy thud, and I thought it can't be good. [I] went out there with a flashlight, saw how much stuff there was, and nope it isn't good," said Chesterfield resident Michael Harris. 

Like the Antosz family, everyone was okay, and though he's got some damage to his new roof, it can always be replaced.

Power outages were in the thousands across western Massachusetts from from the overnight winds, trees, and power lines that were down in Hadley, Deerfield, and Williamsburg, just to name a few. 

The number of power outages have continued to wind down throughout the day. 

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