High tide moving on Thimble Island Road in Stony Creek (iWitness photo)
The water came over the road at Anchor Beach in Milford. (iWitness photo)
Flooding closed a Dunkin' Donuts drive-thru on Route 1 in Branford. (WFSB photo)
Flooding along Route 1 in Madison. (iWitness photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -
It was a soggy day for most of Connecticut on Wednesday, with between 1 and 5 inches of rain falling across the state.
The southeastern part of the state saw about 5 inches of rainfall Wednesday morning, along with some strong wind and downed trees.
About 300 Norwich Public Utility customers were without power for much of the afternoon, when a tree fell on a utility pole and shut down Union Street for several hours.
"There were two live wires when the pole snapped, luckily there were no injuries," said Bill Paliliunas, who was outside raking at the time.
The city was ready for any emergency, and in case homeowners needed sand bags, but excessive flooding did not materialize because the ground was so dry.
The utility company also planned on Tuesday for the storm and made sure all 38 critical sewage pump stations were clog free.
Branford was among the towns along the shoreline that was hardest hit on Wednesday, with heavy flooding.
Flooding closed a Dunkin' Donuts drive-thru on Route 1 in Branford, and police in Madison were forced to shut down part of Route 1 for a brief period of time on Wednesday.
Thimbleberry Island Road in Branford was largely inundated with water by 2 p.m., and the rain and high tides are to blame.
"This is fairly unusual, I think this is an astronomically high tide to boot," said Brad Martin, a local boater.
Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said flooding was not widespread in the state, which was not the case on the opposite side of Long Island Sound. He said New York saw a 24-hour rainfall record from this storm.
A few showers and thunderstorms are possible on Wednesday evening as a cold front moves through the state.
DePrest said the air will turn noticeably cooler and drier with time tonight into early morning, and the end of the week is looking sunny, with some clouds, low humidity and a breeze.
For Bruce DePrest's entire technical discussion, click here.
Officials at Bradley International Airport said five flights were delayed this afternoon due to weather and advised customers to contact their air carriers to check the latest flight information.
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