STRATFORD, CT (WFSB) - The amount of rain that fell in Fairfield County on Wednesday forced Stratford to close its beaches on Thursday.

Stratford Town Hall officials posted to social media on Thursday morning that the rainfall exceeded its closure criteria.

"All Stratford beaches will be closed Thursday, July 18, 2019," officials wrote.

They also said that if more rain falls by Thursday night, the closures could last longer.

Parts of the state saw up to 3 inches of rain from storms that ran from Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning.

Copyright 2019 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.