(WGGB/WSHM) - Thousands of western Mass residents are without power as a strong line of wind and rain continues to move on through the area.

According to the Eversource outage map, over 1,500 residents in the area of Lanesborough and Cheshire are without power at this time.

Over 400 residents in the area of Dalton and approximately 78 people in the town of Pittsfield are also without power.

Much smaller outages are also being reported in the areas of Sandisfield, Otis, Hinsdale, Stockbridge, New Ashford, and Lee.

Pittsfield Police tell us that road closures are not in place at this time and downed tree limbs or power lines have not have not been reported yet.

Around 12:10 Thursday morning, Eversource reported that over 1,600 residents in Amherst, approximately 2,600 residents in Springfield, and over 2,300 residents in East Longmeadow are without power.

At 2:30 a.m., MEMA reported that 86,000 Massachusetts residents are without power.

Eversource and National Grids crews are working around the clock to restore power to those residents.

In Otis, around 10:40 Wednesday night, State Police reports that a tree came down as a result of the storm and is blocking the northbound side of Rt. 8.

Officials say that the southbound lane remains open to through traffic.

In Springfield, Sylvan Street is closed after a tree toppled onto the roadway.

The tree also brought down power lines and Eversource is reporting that approximately 150 people are without power.

Capt. Brian Tetreault of the Springfield Arson and Bomb Squad tells us that a tree company has been called in to remove the tree from the roadway.

In Wilbraham, firefighters are responding to Oakland Street for a report of a tree that came down on a home.

In Amherst, Fire Chief Tim Nelson states that a section of East Pleasant Street is closed after a couple of trees came down onto the roadway.

Chief Nelson adds that not only are wires down on Cottage Street, but across multiple areas in town as well.

We're told there are a total of nine areas in town where trees have come down.

DPW crews are on-scene assessing the damages before proceeding to remove the trees.

Eversource is also on scene working to replace damaged utility poles.

In Chicopee, Officer Michael Wilk confirms they are investigating a report of a tree that fell onto a car.

No one was believed to be inside the vehicle at the time the incident occurred.

Crews were also called to Cottage Street after a tree reportedly fell across the roadway.

In Whately, State Police report that a tree had fallen across the road on I-91 North in Whately.

We're told that all lanes are blocked at this time and MassDOT is working on removing the tree from the roadway.

In Great Barrington, around 11:00 Wednesday night, police reported that Monument Valley Road is closed after a tree came down across the roadway.

In Orange, firefighters are asking residents to be vigilant after responding to numerous reports of wires down.

In Lee, multiple trees and wires down has resulted in a widespread power outage.

Drivers are asked to avoid the following roadways:

  • West Road
  • Devon Road
  • Marble Street
  • Meadow Street
  • Golden Hill Road
  • East Street

It is unclear when the majority of residents that have been impacted can expect to have their power restored.

Western Mass is under a flood watch until late Thursday morning and a wind advisory is in effect until 10:00 Thursday night.

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