Thunderstorms brought down trees and wires as they moved through parts of Fairfield County this evening, leaving thousands without power in Ridgefield and Norwalk.
A severe thunderstorm warning was in effect until 5:45 p.m. as a storm cell moved southeast across the New York border.
According to Norwalk police and The Ridgefield Press, fallen trees and downed wires led to significant power outages in the area.
At one point, Connecticut Light & Power reported more than 1,500 outages in Ridgefield and 1,400 in Norwalk.
Metro-North's Danbury Branch replaced one train with a shuttle bus Wednesday evening while crews worked to clear fallen trees from the tracks in Wilton, according to an email alert from the railroad.
The storms have now passed and we should see clear skies tonight, with temperatures in the upper 50s.
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— LT. Paul Resnick (@NPD_PIO) August 7, 2014