The large storm system that dumped heavy snow in the Midwest, brought high winds and heavy rains to Connecticut early Friday.
High wind warnings and advisories were posted for most of the state Friday morning. Wind gusts reached 45 miles per hour along the shoreline, according to NBC Connecticut meteorologist Bob Maxon.
There were nearly 12,000 power customers without electricity statewide before noon. Power had been restored to most Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating customers by around 2 p.m.
High winds brought down a tree and power lines along Route 66 Friday morning. Route 66 was closed between High Street and Main Street, according to the Department of Transportation.
The wind and rain should diminish Friday afternoon, Maxon said.