The Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts is being buffeted by powerful winds from Hurricane Sandy. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has the latest on the storm’s impact.
Weather forecasts say this area can expect sustained winds of 30 to 40 miles per hour, with gusts to 60 miles per hour. The winds began to intensify in Springfield shortly after noon. Bob Hassett, the Director of Emergency Preparedness for the city of Springfield warned this would not be a quick moving storm.