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Strong Winds Take Down Trees, Power Lines

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A strong storm moved into Connecticut Thursday night and into Friday morning, bringing with it heavy rain and strong winds, and power outages across parts of the state.

The winds gusted to 60 miles per hour in Groton early Friday morning.

A storm is bringing high winds and the waves are massive in Groton.

The strong winds brought down trees in parts of the state and knocked out power to thousands of customers.

Power Outages

As of 11:30 a.m., Eversource was reporting around 6,600 outages statewide.

Mitch Gross, of Eversource, said there are scattered outages across the state and the majority are east of Interstate 91 and that's where the utility company has adjusted its response.

The Moody School in Middletown is closed because of a power outage, according to the superintendent of schools. No other Middletown schools are affected by the power outage.

Gerry Gendron, of Norwich, was in the basement when the power went out and the generator has been running to operate the sump pump.

People are waking up to closed roads and power outages across the state. Eversource says east of Interstate-91 got hit the hardest.

Roads Impacted

Down trees and wires were impacting roads in several places across the state.

CT Travel Smart has a running list of issues on the highways and main routes. Check it here.

Early Friday morning, a tree fell on a car on Crystal Lake Road in Tolland.

Cold Front to Plunge Temperatures

Temperatures were near 60 degrees before daybreak Friday but a cold front was expected to move through Connecticut in the morning, sending temperatures crashing into the 30s with a wind chill even colder.

The state could see snow showers over the weekend.

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