(NECN: Jennifer Eagan, Holyoke, Mass.) - Thousands of residents in Western New England awoke Thursday morning without power, following violent storms that moved through the region, toppling trees and power lines overnight.
High winds, including gusts between 60 and 70 mph, hit areas of Holyoke Wednesday night. On Route 5 in Holyoke, the most extensive damage can be seen. That road was shut down Thursday morning to provide crews with the opportunity to clean up the area and get power back on line.
No one was injured, but police have asked residents to use extra caution in watching for falling tree limbs on Thursday.