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Nor'easter causes road closure in Preston

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Route 165 in Preston is closed at Old Shetucket Road after a pole and wires fell down. (WFSB) Route 165 in Preston is closed at Old Shetucket Road after a pole and wires fell down. (WFSB)
PRESTON, CT (WFSB) -

The rain and heavy wind has lead to some road closures in the state on Friday morning.

Route 165 in Preston is shut down at Old Shetucket Road after a pole and wires fell to the ground around 5:30 a.m.

Around 1,000 homes and business lost power in the area earlier Friday morning but service there has been restored.

Today our meteorologists are calling for heavy rain, coastal flooding, and winds that could gust more than 50 miles per hour along the shore.

Several towns in the northwestern part of the state are already dealing with power outages, including Waterbury and New Hartford.

According to United Illuminating, about 400 customers are in the dark mostly in Milford.

Old Saybrook’s police chief Michael Spera said on Thursday that anytime there’s a storm, everyone should be bringing all their outdoor belongings inside the home.

He also said you should have your medications nearby and if you lose power today don’t go outside and see why; you could be putting yourself in danger.

"It seems simple, so electricity on the ground, don't go near it," Spera said. "We can't emphasize that enough .. do not go outside and investigate it on your own."

He’s also reminding everyone if there is flooding, do not drive through puddles because you don’t know how deep the water is.

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