Flooding in Litchfield County

Parts to the state could see severe weather Friday afternoon

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    This house is in Torrington.

    Streets in several towns in Litchfield County were flooded after heavy rain covered parts of the state on Friday.

    Flooding was reported in Torrington, New Hartford and Colebrook, according to Litchfield County Dispatch.

    In Torrington, Jim Bascetta used his truck to pull a stalled car out of flood waters on Winthrop Street.

    "A girl drove in thinking it wasn't that deep and the car stalled, so my son and I came back to the house and grabbed a chain and went down and pulled her out," said Bascetta.

    Along Brook Street in Torrington, Kelly Mosher's backyard and garage flooded.

    "I want to cry, but I can't because the kids see you upset and then they get upset," said Mosher.

    And on Torringford Street in Torrington, Brenda Wilson returned from her chemotherapy treatment to find the bridge in her driveway washed out. 

    She says the problem has happened before and believes increased development is to blame.

    "The bridges were completely washed out, the water was rushing, and there was no way I could get in," said Wilson.  "I can't be dealing with this all the time.  Something's gotta be done."

    Wilson called a contractor to fill in the holes, and further repairs are still needed. 

    During the storm, the National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings for parts of Litchfield, Hartford, and Tolland counties.

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