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Rain and Wind Caused Problems for Morning Commute

Get the morning forecast from NBC Connecticut meteorologist Bob Maxon. (Published Monday, Nov. 24, 2014)

Heavy downpours and strong winds caused several problems for the commute on Monday until transforming into scattered showers.

A trailer carrying leaves crashed on Route 6 in Farmington near Fairlawn Street ond flipped over this morning, according to police. Crews from the state Department of Transportation are responding to clean up the leaves.

A tractor-trailer crash and fuel spill on Interstate 91 North in Hartford caused problems all morning.

A fallen tree is still causing problems on Metro-North's New Canaan line and the train service is providing substitute bus service because of a downed tree and wire damage in the area of Talmadge Hill.

Crashes also caused problems on Interstate 84 In Southington, a crash caused problems from Cheshire to Southington.

The northbound side of the Merritt Parkway in Greenwich was briefly closed near exit 27 because a tree fell across the highway, according to state police. The road has since reopened.

There were also problems on Interstate 84 near the New York line after a tree came down in a crash.

Trees and wires came down in several towns and Connecticut Light and Power was reporting around 2,500 power outages scattered across the state, including hundreds in Middlefield and Middletown

The rain also caused flooding, which prompted school officials to close Derby High School for the day, according to the superintendent’s office. (You can sign up for school closing alerts here.)

The pouring rain has moved through, but some scattered showers will continue into the mid-day

Skies will be clear on Tuesday, with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-50s.

However, a winter storm watch is in effect for most of Connecticut for Wednesday.

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