Gusty Winds Cause Power Outages Around the State

Gusty winds and torrential rain moving east across the state brought down trees and wires Wednesday evening, causing thousands of power outages statewide.

Rumbles of thunder and wind gusts of up to nearly 40 mph were also reported in parts of the state, along with small hail in the evening hours.

More than 1,600 homes lost power in North Haven at the height of the storm. Traffic lights were also affected, and police directed traffic and set up temporary signs.

Eversource Energy reported thousands of outages in its coverage area as well. At one point, 31 percent of Haddam and 19 percent of Killingworth were without power, along with hundreds of residences in Newington, Hartford and Andover.

Strong winds brought down trees on Route 10 in Southington, Middlebury Road in Middlebury, Avery Street in South Windsor, Route 147 in Middlefield.

Wires came down on Fenn Road near King Arthur Highway in Newington, prompting a large power outage that affected a condo complex. Power lines also fell on Holmes Road and South Main Street in Newington, according to police.

The heaviest rain is moving out to the east, but we could continue to see some scattered showers throughout the evening before skies clear around midnight.

Flood warnings remain in effect through tomorrow for Hartford and Middlesex counties along the Connecticut River.

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