Heavy Rains Wash Out Redding Roads

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    NBCConnecticut.com
    Story weather brought down trees and power lines on Umpawaug Road in West Redding this afternoon.

    Heavy rains washed out Redding roads this afternoon as flash floods moved through the area of western Fairfield County.

    A fallen tree and downed power lines are blocking Umpawaug Road in West Redding. Just down the street, Simpaug Turnpike and Long Ridge Road are flooded out, with cars submerged up to their windows. Water is also still gushing on Curiosity Lane.

    The fire department has shut down a number of streets around town, making travel next to impossible.

    It's not clear when the roads will reopen, but residents say they've never seen flooding like it.

    A flash flood warning was in effect for Fairfield County until 5 p.m., and although it has since expired, flooding is still a concern throughout the evening.