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(WFSB) -- Tropical Storm Isaias’ heavy rain and strong winds led to downed trees and power lines on Tuesday afternoon.

The winds started getting stronger after noon, and increasing reports of damage started being reported shortly after that.

Around the same time, tornado warnings started being issued for parts of the state, including Fairfield, Middlesex, and Hartford counties.

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Trees and power lines came down across the entire state, leading to road closures, power outages, and an abundance of damage.

As of 10:30 p.m., Eversource was reporting 568,509 outages, with the majority in Fairfield County. United Illuminating was reporting 105,911, with the majority of outages in Fairfield.

Eversource is responding to customers on Twitter, saying they are aware of system issues as customers are not able to reach the company. 

Customers looking to report an outage can do so on their social media pages until the issues are resolved. 

In Wethersfield, part of a roof came off an apartment building on Maple Street. Thankfully there were no injuries.

"I saw the roof come off the hallway of the apartment next to me, so the first thing I did was go into my living room, no my kitchen, and opened up the back door and the roof was gone," said Robert Lapore. 

The damage kept getting bigger. Stephanie Convy was able to escape without a scratch as a massive tree crushed the front portion of her house. 

"My thought was, well that tree came down, that huge tree came down. I went out to look, but I couldn't see anything in the front because the tree was down across the front of the house," Convy said. 

Other towns seeing trees down onto homes are Vernon, Bristol and Rocky Hill.

"By the grace of God, the tent didn't get ruined. The tree fell behind and next to it, but not even the chairs got broken or anything, so ti really was a miracle," said Michelle Palmer of Bristol. 

Cleanup is now underway and the road back to normalycy for residents will take some time.

"We've got Eversource notified. They're going to be responding to those calls. If you haven't reported it to the police station, make sure you do. We have people taking the messages and sending them on to Eversource. Consider all wires, I'm going to reiterate that, all wires as live," said Dan Champagne, Vernon mayor. 

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A tree came down across I-84 west in Southington just after 2 p.m., shutting down part of the highway.

A tree also fell onto I-691 west a few hours later. State police are reminding people that if they need to venture out onto the roads to take extra caution.

As of 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, these are road closures and traffic alerts being reported by the Dept. of Transportation:

  • POMFRET - Route 44 CLOSED at Gary School Rd due to tree in wires ( ). Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 1:07 pm.
  • NEW FAIRFIELD - Route 39 CLOSED at Gillotti Rd due to tree in wires ( ). Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 2:08 pm.
  • SOUTHINGTON - Route 10 at West main street closed for tree down in road. Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 3:33 pm.
  • HADDAM - Route 154 CLOSED at Camp Bethel road, because of a tree down in wires. Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 4:13 pm.
  • SIMSBURY - SR 540 CLOSED between Route 189 and Route 187 due to tree in wires ( ). Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 4:14 pm.
  • HADDAM - Route 154 CLOSED at School House Lane because of a tree down in wires. Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 4:22 pm.
  • PRESTON - RT 164 @RT 2 IN PRESTON CLOSED due to tree across roadway. Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 4:50 pm.
  • LEDYARD - Route 214 CLOSED at Stoddard Wharf Road because of a Tree in wires. Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 6:18 pm.
  • BURLINGTON - RT 69 CLOSED TO BRADLEY RD because of MULTIPLE TREES DOWN ACROSS THE ROAD. Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 6:44 pm.
  • HADDAM - Route 81 CLOSED at Lake Ave because of a tree down on roadway no wires. Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 6:47 pm.
  • LEBANON - RT 207 CLOSED SOUTH of MACK RD Other ( ). Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 6:55 pm.
  • COLCHESTER - Route 16 CLOSED between Victoria Dr and Route 149 due to wires down ( ). Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 6:56 pm.
  • EAST HADDAM - Route 148 CLOSED at Route 82 due to wires down ( ). Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 7:02 pm.
  • WILLINGTON - Route 74 CLOSED between Route 32 and Moose Meadow Rd due to wires down ( ). Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 7:05 pm.
  • STAFFORD - Route 32 CLOSED at Spellman Road because of a tree in wires. Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 7:06 pm.
  • PUTNAM - Route 44 CLOSED at East Putnam Rd due to wires down ( ). Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 7:07 pm.
  • ELLINGTON - RT 32 CLOSED HEADING TOWARD STAFFORD CLOSED FOR MULTIPLE TREES DOWN. Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 7:09 pm.
  • BROOKLYN - Route 6 CLOSED because of low hanging wires. Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 7:13 pm.
  • WINDSOR - RT 159 CLOSED AT PIERSON LANE FOR MULTIPLE TREES ACROSS ROADWAY, Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 7:22 pm.
  • CROMWELL - Route99 CLOSED between Prospect Hill Rd and Doering Dr because of wires down ( ). Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 7:26 pm.
  • SPRAGUE - Route 207 CLOSED at the Franklin town line because of Tree in wires . Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 7:26 pm.
  • BROOKLYN - RT 169 CLOSED AT BEECHER RD FOR TREES ACROSS ROADWAY. Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 7:33 pm.
  • BETHLEHEM - Route 132 CLOSED at Nonewaug Rd due to wires down ( ). Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 7:35 pm.
  • HARTFORD - Route 187 CLOSED between Hebron St and Sharon St due to wires down ( ). Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 7:40 pm.
  • WILLINGTON - Route 74 CLOSED at Glass Factory Road because of a Tree in Wires. Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 7:47 pm.
  • WETHERSFIELD - Route 5 Southbound CLOSED north of Jordan Ln due to wires down ( ). Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 7:48 pm.
  • DERBY - RT 34 CLOSE DUE TO TREES DOWN IN ROADWAY . Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 7:58 pm.
  • DURHAM - Route 17 CLOSED at Royal Oak Drive For a Tree in wires. Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 7:59 pm.
  • CROMWELL - Route 3 CLOSED between Sanford Rd and Sovereign Ridge due to tree in wires ( ). Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 8:03 pm.
  • POMFRET - RT 169 CLOSED AT RAILROAD ST FOR TREES DOWN IN WIRES AND ACROSS THE ROAD. Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 8:23 pm.
  • SOUTHINGTON - Route 322 CLOSED at Marion Ave because of a Tree in wires. Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 8:26 pm.
  • WARREN - RT 341 CLOSED AT RT 45 WITH TREES ACROSS THE ROAD. Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 8:29 pm.
  • MONTVILLE - RT 163 CLOSED AT RT 82 WITH TREE ACROSS THE ROAD. Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 8:44 pm.
  • CORNWALL - Route 128 CLOSED between Route 4 and Route 7 because of Trees in wires. Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 9:13 pm.
  • LEDYARD - ROUTE 214 IS CLOSED BETWEEN ROUTE 12 AND AVERY HILL ROAD because of Debris (In Roadway). Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 9:48 pm.
  • MORRIS - RT 61 (COUNRTY RD)CLOSED W/ TREES AND WIRES DOWN . Reported Wednesday, August 5 at 2:56 am.
  • WOODSTOCK - RT 169 IN POMFRET CLOSED @ BRICKYARD RD TREE INTO WIRES Reported Wednesday, August 5 at 3:06 am.
  • THOMPSON - RT 193 CLOSED @ LOWELL DAVIS RD TREE INTO WIRES Reported Wednesday, August 5 at 4:15 am.
  • NEWINGTON - RT 176 IN NEWINGTON CLOSED AT SUPERIOR AVE DUE TO DOWN WIRES. Reported Wednesday, August 5 at 5:17 am.
  • FARMINGTON - RT 177 CLOSED IN FARMINGTON FROM WESTWOOD RD TO COPE FARMS RD . Reported Wednesday, August 5 at 6:25 am.
  • TRUMBULL - Road Work on RT25 Southbound from route 111 to exit 9 in effect today until 3:00 pm. The left and center lanes are closed. Reported Wednesday, August 5 at 5:10 am.
  • EAST HADDAM - RT82 CLOSED between SR 431 and Cold Spring Road because of a tree and wires down. Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 2:57 pm.
  • LITCHFIELD - US202 CLOSED AT Old Turnpike Rd due to tree in wires ( ). Reported Tuesday, August 4 at 5:24 pm.

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