Storms are overfilling waterways, flooding roads and neighborhoods. Here are several roads closed because of water issues.
Avon Old Farms Road, from Thompson to Waterville roads
Tilotson Road, also known as Town Farm Road in Farmington
Nod Road southbound
Mystic River Drawbridge, Route 1
Route 184 at the Stonington town line
Pumpkin Hill Road from Route 184 to Ledyard Town Line
River Road in the area of Route 27
Route 27 at North Stonington Road to the Stonington Town Line
Cold Spring Road
Poquonnock Road from the City Line to Trails Corner
Fort Hill Road at the Poquonnock River
Riverside Road northbound
Terrys Plain at Route 315
Nod Road southbound
Route 1 in downtown Pawcatuck at the bridge into Westerly
Downtown Route 1 near Birdland
Route 184, near Copps Brook
Sections of Pequot Trail
“This makes it impossible to come into Stonington over the bridge in Pawcatuck and the bridge in Mystic,” Stonington Police Captain Jerry Desmond said. “The best way to travel east and west through town is to use Route 78 in Westerly, then Route 2, then use Interstate 95 to travel east and west, getting off at a nearby exit and take a road of choice south towards the shoreline to reach a destination.”
Avoid driving through a flooded area. Cars can be swept away in just two feet of moving water and roads or bridges might be washed out or structurally unsound.
If your car becomes trapped in floodwaters, abandon it and climb to higher ground.
Minimize damage from basement flooding by elevating materials.
Follow recommended evacuation routes.
Avoid walking through flowing water. Flash flood waters move at very fast speeds and can roll boulders, sweep away cars, tear out trees, destroy buildings and obliterate bridges. Six inches of swiftly moving water can knock you off of your feet.
Avoid power lines and electrical wires because electrical current can travel through water. Report downed power lines to your utility company or local emergency manager.
Be alert for gas leaks. Use a flashlight to inspect for damage. Do not smoke or use candles, lanterns or open flames unless you are sure that the gas has been turned off and the area has been aired out.