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Storms Leave Behind Pockets of Damage Across State

Strong thunderstorms moved through the state Tuesday afternoon, bringing heavy rain, strong winds and lightning

Storms that moved through Connecticut Tuesday brought whipping winds and heavy downpours, causing flooding and pockets of damage across the state.

A tornado warning and severe thunderstorm warning were issued for Windham County Tuesday afternoon as the powerful storms ripped through.

Downed trees and wires knocked out power to thousands of Eversource and United Illuminating customers at the height of the storms. As of 10:30 p.m., there were 2,201 Eversource customers still without power and 119 United Illuminating customers out. On Wednesday morning, power is back for all but 122 Eversource customers and all but four United Illuminating customers.

In Simsbury Route 10 (Hopmeadow Road) had to be shut down between West Street and Powder Forest Road for trees and wires across the road. Riverside Road was also closed between Drake Hill Road and East Weatogue Street.

Police reminded residents not to go near downed wires, which might still be live.

In East Windsor, strong winds took down a large tree on Prospect Hill Road.

The state Department of Motor Vehicles closed the New Britain branch early because of a power outage.

Norwalk police issued a warning about road flooding and urged people not to drive through standing water. There was some localized street flooding in low-lying areas as the storms dumped heavy rains.

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Metro-North said it has track crews with chainsaws throughout the territory to handle downed trees if needed. They said rescue locomotives and protect buses are also ready in the event of service disruptions. 

High pressure will build into the region by Wednesday morning resulting in gorgeous weather. 

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