Powerful storms down trees, knock out power state-wide - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Powerful storms down trees, knock out power state-wide

Posted: Updated:

Powerful storms ripped across the state late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning resulting in a number of power outages and downed trees. 

Eversource reported as many as 80,000 outages at the peak of the storm and united illuminating reported about 2,200. 

Many towns reported trees taking down power lines and closing roads. 

In Manchester, a large tree fell into an apartment building on Oakland Street, missing bedrooms, by just a few feet. 

"I heard a huge crash and looked through the front and the whole porch had been taken down by this," Jennifer Welch said. "It sounded like the entire roof came off it was crazy, I've never heard anything so loud."

Trees were also reported down across roads in Berlin, Windsor, West Hartford, Newington, Woodstock, New Hartford, Winchester and Bolton. 

Stay with Eyewitness News for more information as soon as it comes into our newsroom. 

For the latest weather technical discussion, click here

For weather alerts alerts on smart phones and tablets, click here or text "weather" to 38324 to download the WFSB app. 

Copyright 2016 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.