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Strong Storms Cause Damage to Northwest Connecticut

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A line of strong thunderstorms moved through parts of Connecticut Thursday evening, causing damage in the northwestern part of the state.

The storms that moved through Litchfield County took down trees and wires in Norfolk, according to the Norfolk Fire public information officer.

Parts of Route 44 and Route 272 were closed due to storm damage, he said.

There were more than 1,000 power outages in Norfolk as of 5:45 p.m., according to Eversource. There are seven outages as of 6:50 a.m. Friday.

Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for parts of Litchfield and Fairfield counties until 6:15 p.m. but those warnings have since expired.

The severe weather moved in after a warm day Thursday.

The record high temperature for April 14 in the Hartford area is 82 degrees. As of 4 p.m., the temperature at Bradley Airport reached 77 degrees.

Friday begins a cooling trend that brings us back into the 50s for highs by Sunday.

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