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Tornado Damages Connecticut River Walk in Springfield, Mass.

A few weeks ago, we reported on tornado damage to the Virginia Creeper Trail in southwest Virginia. Now, at the end of last week, we received news that a tornado directly hit the Connecticut River Walk and Bikeway in Springfield, Mass.

Jeffrey McCollough of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission snapped a few photos on Thursday, June 9. He says trees were down across the stretch of trail between Memorial Bridge and LA Fitness, including Riverfront Park. Other sections of the River Walk were impassable because of electric wires down on the corridor. 

Check with the Springfield Department of Parks & Recreation for updates on trail clean-up and conditions.  

Photos of tornado damage on the Springfield River Walk by Jeffrey McCollough/Pioneer Valley Planning Commission.

Posted Fri, Jun 3 2011 11:08 AM by Karl Wirsing (RTC)


Laura Hurley wrote re: Tornado Damages Connecticut River Walk in Springfield, Mass.
on Wed, Jun 8 2011 10:24 AM

Springield MA, who knew we would ever get a tornado here.  I had just left Cleveland Ohio were they were having the same weather and was at a Urban Pathways Conference. I came home and was very energized by the conference.  After the tornado hit the next day was breezy and sunny.  I was able to get on the river walk and saw the damage.  Rest assured the clean up will begin.  I was able to speak to many that morning who too were still using the trail,  walking and running.  Sat night I took the boat out to see from the water the great new view the trail now has of the CT river.  


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