Thousands of people in Connecticut are without power after heavy winds knocked it out on Wednesday morning.
A high wind warning was issued for southern Middlesex and southern New London counties, while a wind advisory was in effect for the rest of the state. Both the high wind warning and the wind advisory have since expired.
Thousands of Outages Reported Statewide
As of 12:20 p.m., there are around 7,200 Eversource outages across the state. At one point in the morning, there were more than 25,000 outages.
Eversource customers can report an outage by calling 1-800-286-2000.
Tree Comes Down on Top of House
A tree also came down on top of a house in Plainville. The top of the tree can be seen on the roof of the home on Bel Aire Drive. It's unclear if anyone is injured. The extent of the damage is unknown at this time.
Several Highways Closed Due to Crashes
Downed Trees and Wires Close Several Roads
Multiple roads across the state are also closed after trees and wires came down, according to state Dept. of Transportation officials. Some of the roads include:
- Canaan: Route 126 is closed by Sand Road after a tree and wires came down.
- East Hampton: Route 16 is closed for wires across the road.
- Goshen: Route 272 is closed at Route 263 due to a tree in wires.
- Norfolk: Route 272 is closed at Winchester Road due to a tree in wires.
- Weston: Route 53 (Newtown Turnpike) is closed at Grindstone Hill Road because of tress down with wires in the road.
Power outages in Madison forced two schools there to move to distance learning for Wednesday.
Students at Brown Intermediate School and Ryerson Elementary School had a 2-hour delay and moved to online instruction, according to the Madison Public Schools website.
Classes at Saint Bernard School in Uncasville are also canceled because of a power outage.
Rain may be heavy in parts of the state in the morning with clearing skies in the afternoon. Highs will be in the low 70s.
Tomorrow will be sunny with highs in the low 70s.
There's another chance for rain on Friday where showers are possible. Highs will be in the low 60s.