Tuesday morning’s storms caused flooding, downed wires and damage due to the storms especially in the southern part of the state.
Eyewitness News declared Tuesday an Early Warning Weather Day because of heavy rain and possible thunderstorms.
The storms caused the Stratford Town Hall to lose power on Tuesday, so town officials closed the building on Main Street for the reminder of the day.
The morning rains were starting to subside around noon, but not before leaving some damage behind. Stratford was hit hard including on Main Street where it was literally lights out for a lot of businesses in the area.
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At the corner of main and Barnum Avenue, crews were repairing the down wires and damaged utility poles. But the traffic lights were out and no one is directing traffic, so it was kind of a free for all on the roads.
Main Street, which is known as Route 113, was closed at Barnum Avenue, however the road reopens after Longbrook Avenue.
Surf Avenue was closed due to flooding, so police shut that road down and even put up blocks. However, a motor vehicle was spotted in standing water on Surf Avenue just off Interstate 95 in Stratford around 10 a.m. There were no reports of anyone in the motor vehicle.
Drivers were told to give themselves extra time on the roads. However, traffic was still flowing on I-95.
Eversource reported as many as 2,500 customers without power, but as of noon, there were just over 1,500 outages. To check Eversource outages in your area, click here. United Illuminating had reported more than 2,500 customers without power, but only 444 customers were still without power, as of noon. To check UI outages, click here.
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