Storm Caused Flooding, Knocks Down Power, Trees

Severe storms moved through Connecticut Monday morning, brought thunder and lightning, flooded roads, knocked down trees and caused thousands of power outages.

The storms began to move in around 5 a.m. and brought very heavy rain with thunder and lightning.

The heavy downpours caused some localized flooding.

South Windsor Police said there was minor flooding on Abbe Road and Garnet Lane because the storm drains could not keep up with all of the water.

A flood watch remains in effect for the Connecticut River in Hartford and Middlesex counties.

A downed tree closed Route 272 at Route 263 in Goshen, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

State Police said there were several trees down in Sharon.

As of 7 a.m., Eversource was reporting 2,500 outages with a majority in Sharon, Thompson, Vernon and Woodstock. By 1 p.m., the number of outages was down to around 70 overall.

During the severe storms, a tornado watch was in effect for Fairfield and Litchfield counties, but it has since been canceled.

Only a scattered shower chance remains into the afternoon. Wind will start to crank from the south Monday night and last through the day on Tuesday. Wind gusts over 30 mph are expected.

Track the showers and storms on our NBC Connecticut interactive radar.

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