In a serene little hamlet 6 miles west and south of Ashfield, Mass. , in the township of Spruce Corners, is a bridge that goes over a small brook. The brook winds its way down through a huge field that the Streeter Farm used to cut hay for their cattle.
After the storm passed, and we were allowed out of the house, one of the most memorable aspects of the storm was the water that came over that bridge.
The water had to be 6 to 7 feet deep, actually came up over the road, and the road was closed. The serene, quiet hay-field turned into a huge lake of very fast moving water.
Luckily, other than a lot of wood and branches from up stream and some ground erosion, there wasn't a lot of damage that I remember in the area.
Down stream, and down state was a different story. Parts of Route 9 in the towns of Cummington and Swift River were washed out. I do not recall any deaths attributed to the storm.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times