A nasty thunderstorm that hit The Berkshires as it moved across western Massachusetts also forced the closure of a popular theme park.

Yesterday, severe thunderstorms passed over Berkshire County just before six o'clock and moved east across the state, hitting the Springfield area around 7 p.m. The storm caused a small amount of damage locally, downing a few trees and powerlines as heavy rains dumped across the county. The damage continued as the storm headed east.

The storm was so strong in the Springfield area that the damage it caused forced the closure of Six Flags New England for the day. In a statement from Six Flags, they announced the Agawam theme park would be closed today, June 30 to clean up damage from last night's storm.

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While they were not specific on the amount of damage caused, one park-goer did manage to catch some of the storm on tape. Via Twitter, Tim Downes shared cell phone footage from inside a gift shop at Six Flags around 7:30 at night.

You can see from the footage that the heavy rains and wind we experienced here in Berkshire County continued as the storm moved on. Pretty wild stuff, but Six Flags officials did say there were no reports of injuries to guests or staff.


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