Tuesdays storms knock out power to thousands - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Tuesdays storms knock out power to thousands

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Downed tree, wires on Meriden Avenue knocks out power to hundreds in Southington (WFSB) Downed tree, wires on Meriden Avenue knocks out power to hundreds in Southington (WFSB)
Flooding closes roads in Stratford (WFSB) Flooding closes roads in Stratford (WFSB)
STRATFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Heavy rain made its way through the state on Tuesday and some parts of the state saw some damage because of it.

It was slow going heading into work on Tuesday morning, and the weather was expected to disrupt the commute home as well.

In Stratford, flooding was seen on Surf Avenue, right off I-95.

The road is known to be one of the first to flood and it was also one of the first to close on Tuesday morning.

Traffic was also a mess on Main Street where the road was shut down between Barnum and Longbrook because of downed power lines that knocked out power to a block of businesses, knocked out traffic lights and even power at City Hall.

Officials were forced to close for the entire day, even though the power was restored right before noon.

In Southington, fierce winds took down trees and wires on Meriden Avenue.

The road was closed while crews worked to clear the debris and neighbors experienced power, and/or cable and internet outages.

At one point more than 1,000 people in Southington were without power.

In East Haven, big branches were snapped like a twig on Church Street. The homeowner said she thinks gusty winds snapped the branches and took down some of her wires.

Unfortunately the damaging repercussions were felt next door where branches snagged the wires of her neighbor's home, took down a pole that cut her power service.

Estimates said it will cost about $2,000 to replace it.

Between United Illuminating and Eversource, at the height of the storm there were more than 5,000 customers without power.

Much of it has been restored.

United Illuminating customers can check their power status by clicking here.

Eversource customers can check their status here.

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