Hermine's winds pack a punch, bring down branches, trees - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Hermine's winds pack a punch, bring down branches, trees

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Cromwell Place and Willard Avenue Extension were closed in Old Saybrook due to snapped utility poles. (WFSB photo) Cromwell Place and Willard Avenue Extension were closed in Old Saybrook due to snapped utility poles. (WFSB photo)
Crews expected the roads in Old Saybrook to remain closed through mid-morning. (WFSB photo) Crews expected the roads in Old Saybrook to remain closed through mid-morning. (WFSB photo)
OLD SAYBROOK, CT (WFSB) -

Hermine may be a post-tropical storm that's falling apart, but its winds still packed a punch on Tuesday morning.

Branches and trees came down in spots along the shoreline.

Crews responded to Cromwell Place and Willard Avenue Extension in Old Saybrook where repairs were needed on snapped poles.

A tree came down on two utility poles.

Officials said the two roads will be closed through mid-morning.

Power was cut to a number of buildings in the area. According to Eversource, about 180 customers were without power as of 6:30 a.m.

Statewide, Eversource reported just under 280 outages. United Illuminating only had 24, mostly in Ansonia.

In New London, officials said the wind toppled over a tree on Reyburn Street, brought down branches on Hillside Avenue and caused the lights to flicker on Ocean Avenue.

State police warned drivers to be aware of debris that may be across roads. They posted a photo of a branch across Route 68 in Prospect.

However, residents told Eyewitness News that they are relieved the state was spared a direct hit by Hermine.

For the latest forecast on the storm, click here.

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