Photo Gallery: Storm damage in Northern Berkshire
NORTH ADAMS -- Trees and power lines were down across Northern Berkshire County on Monday after an intense storm blew through the region.
Hundreds of National Grid customers were without power into Monday night, according to the company's online outage map.
Data from the National Weather Service showed more than two-thirds of an inch of rain fell in a two-hour span between 3 and 5 p.m. in North Adams. Wind gusts exceeded 30 miles per hour.
Downed power lines started a small fire in the front lawn of a home on East Harbour Road in Cheshire, causing local police and fire departments to respond and close off to traffic, according to Adams Police Dispatcher Thomas Romaniak. Cheshire was completely without power through much of the day as a result of downed lines, with power expected to be restored by midnight.
In North Adams, trees and power lines were down at the corner of Bonair Avenue and Watson Street, according to North Adams Fire Department Lieutenant John Paciorek.
Firefighters also responded to fallen trees and power lines at the on Reservoir Road in North Adams.
National Grid shut off power while crews worked on clearing the debris and restoring the lines, according to Paciorek. Despite several calls in a short period, Paciorek said there was no property damage or injuries in North Adams.
"It all just happened at once," Paciorek said.
Tornado watches were in affect for much of the region throughout the day.