Storm Brings Down Trees, Killing 1, Causing Damage - NBC Connecticut

Storm Brings Down Trees, Killing 1, Causing Damage

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    NEWSLETTERS

    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017)

    One man is dead, Amtrak train service was suspended, several trees were brought down and power was out for thousands due to storms that moved through Connecticut Wednesday morning and afternoon.

    New London officials said a driver is dead after a tree fell onto a car on Pequot Avenue Wednesday morning. A passenger who was also in the car was taken to Lawrence & Memorial Hospital and has been released.

    Mitchell College, which is also on Pequot Avenue, closed for the day because of the storms, according to its social media accounts. 

    Amtrak service has been disrupted because of trees on the train tracks between New London and Mystic and the Amtrak Acela Express Train 2165, from Boston to Washington, D.C. is canceled. Amtrak said it will accommodate these passengers on other trains.

    Storms also brought down trees in a parking lot of Electric Boat.

    Groton Emergency Management officials confirmed a 95 mph wind gust at Electric Boat.

    Waterford police said several trees were brought down onto wires, especially in the southern part of town, and they are asked residents to stay home or at work if possible until the storm passed.

    Several streets in the southern part of Waterford are closed because of damage. Shore Road is closed from New Shore to #60. Great Neck Road is closed from Shore Road to West Neck Road, Great Neck Road is closed at Ridgewood Avenue, Prindiville Road is closed and Dimmock Road is closed at Mayfair.

    Eversource reported more than 4,000 power outages during the height of the storm. As of 2:55 p.m., Eversource is reporting around 1,734 power outages. 

    Thunderstorms could form again on Wednesday night, according to NBC Connecticut's team of meteorologists.  Storms that do form will be strong to even severe with frequent lightning, heavy rain, strong winds, and small hail.

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