Jeff Saperstone with a look at the damage caused by Friday afternoon s storms in Torrington.
A severe storm that brought large hail at times moved through the state Friday afternoon, bringing down trees and wires and causing flooding.
Power was out for more than 37,000 Connecticut Light and Power customers as of at the height of the storm. CL&P crews had restored power to all but about 5,000 customers by 10 a.m. Saturday.
Damaging winds gusted up to 60 miles per hour.
The entire state was under a thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m. and a flood advisory was issued for the far southwest corner of Fairfield County.
In Manchester, thunderstorms developed at 3:20 p.m. Torrential rain lasted for about 40 minutes and quarter-sized hail fell for five to seven minutes. A second wave of storms came through just after 4:30 p.m.
Nineteen incidents were reported in a 50-minute span.
There is localized flooding in the Main Street downtown businesses district in Manchester, at Bissel and Birch streets.
There is a tree across the road at East Center and Pitkin streets in Manchester. The parks department has been called to the scene to remove it.
In Torrington, there are too many trees and wires down to count. The fire chief is out assessing the damage.
Routes 4 and 202 are open, but there is localized flooding.
There are reports of several trees and wires down on Brook Road, Route 97 and Pudding Hill Road in Scotland.
Capitol and Prospect avenues in Hartford are closed due to flooding.
Here are some reports of the damage:
A house at 66 Carpenter Road in Coventry has been struck by lightning. There are no reports of injuries.
The storm has brought down wires and trees in Sharon and Kent.
Four New York-bound flights diverted to Bradley Airport.
To watch the storm system, check the interactive radar here.
Storms halted the Travelers golf championship in Cromwell on Friday afternoon when a small storm popped up in the area and rumbles of thunder were heard.
Play was again suspended again just before 3:30 p.m.