After a fierce storm toppled trees and power lines this morning, Stonington police put up a barricade on Greenhaven Road west of Pawcatuck and the state line.
Even after Eversource restored power to thousands of customers in Stonington, a tree crew was waiting along Greenhaven at 5 p.m. for the power company to de-energize lines and clean up oil from a transformer.
"They called us in at 10," said Dan Humbert of Lucas Tree. "Storms that come in, trees fall, so they call us in, any time of the night, when they need us."
He heard the wind and the thunder that roared through town last night.
"Wind gusts that were unbelievable," said Dan Berube, who said the storm found its way through an open bathroom window. "Water was going horizontal into the hallway and the bathroom's nine foot deep."
People around him agreed the storms are getting more and more intense.
"I've never seen this kind of stuff in Connecticut," said Jan Pizanowski.