Strong Storms Bring Down Trees in Western Connecticut

Thousands of power outages were reported Monday night.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Strong winds brought down trees from New Milford to Waterbury as thunderstorms ripped through western Connecticut on Monday night.

    Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for Litchfield, New Haven and Fairfield counties until 8:45 p.m.

    The National Weather Service said the storm cell was expected to bring heavy rain, damaging winds of up to 60 mph and hail the size of a quarter.

    Trees are blocking roadways in the western part of the state, and some have fallen onto power lines.

    Grove Street is closed in New Milford, along with Moran Street, Congress Avenue, Orange Street, Plank Road, Buckingham Street and Byam Road at Old Waterbury Road in Waterbury.

    A resident of Baldwin Street in Waterbury said a tree sliced through the roof of her garage.

    Trees also came down on Johnson Avenue in Cheshire and East Street in Wolcott.

    More than 500 power outages were reported in Waterbury, Salisbury and Newtown, according to the Connecticut Light & Power outage map, along with 200 outages in New Milford, Brookfield and Litchfield, and more than 300 in Wolcott.

    Although severe weather has moved out for now, more thunder and lightning is headed toward Fairfield County and southern Litchfield County from New York and Pennsylvania overnight.

    We could see scattered storms through Wednesday as a slow-moving front heads our way, bringing high temperatures and thick humidity.

    When you see severe weather, send photos to shareit@nbcconnecticut.com when you safely can.