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Tornado Causes Damage in Thompson; Roads Flooded; Power Outages

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Damage in Thompson Thursday morning was from a tornado, according to radar.

The NBC Connecticut meteorologists were tracking rotation, said radar showed debris being picked up in the area of Route 12 and Wilsonville Road around 10:15 a.m.

Trees and wires are down and the National Weather Service out of Norton, Massachusetts will send a survey crew. 

The damage in Thompson on Thursday was likely from a small tornado.

Eversource was reporting 1,495 power outages and more than 450 of them were in Thompson. As of 2 p.m., there were just over 600 power outages.

Storms brought heavy downpours, remnants of Fred, which caused flooding in parts of the state and issues on the roads Thursday morning.

Heavy rain from Fred is causing flooding in Eest Hartford.

The rain also caused several issues on the roads this morning.

Hartford police said there was heavy flooding in several locations around the city.

They had been receiving calls in the Blue Hills/Granby Street area.

They urged people not to drive in standing water.

There is flooding in West Hartford and the Department of Public Works urged people to avoid town parks because of it.

In Hartford, there was flooding on Interstate 84 West, between exits 50 and 48. E

In Southington, there was a crash in I-84 West, between exits 31 and 30.

In Colchester, there was a crash on Route 2 West, between exits 21 and 20.

In East Haven, there was a crash on Interstate 95 North, between exits 51 and 53.

In Plainville, there was a crash on Route 72 East, between exits 4 and 7.

In Farmington, there was a crash on Interstate 84 West, between exits 39A and 39 and one on I-84 East, between exits 37 and 39.

CT Travel Smart reported police activity on I-84 West in Newtown between exits 11 and 10.

A vehicle jackknifed on I-84 East in Newtown between exits 10 and 11.

In Greenwich, a vehicle jackknifed on I-95 South between exit 2 and the New York state line.

In Southbury, a tractor-trailer and another vehicle crashed on I-84 East between exits 13 and 14.

A tractor trailer crash in Southbury
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Learn more on the traffic issues here.

Some pop-up showers are possible later today.

The NBC Connecticut meteorologists are tracking Tropical Storm Henri as it tracks north over the weekend.

Henri is currently a tropical storm, but forecast to become a hurricane by the end of the week. Impacts are possible in Connecticut over the weekend and early next week.

Given the track of the storm, Connecticut would be on the wetter side of the storm but there is still a lot of disagreement among models in terms of how much rain we can expect.

Right now there is a low chance for tropical-storm-force winds.

This is a developing story and the NBC Connecticut First Alert Weather team will continue to provide updates throughout the week.

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