For the second night in a row, thunderstorms cause damage across CT; thousands without power


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — For the second night in a row, thunderstorms have caused damage and power outages across Connecticut.

Tuesday, severe thunderstorms knocked out power to over 21,000 Connecticut residents. Trees were knocked down into homes and roadways; reported damage was widespread.

Wednesday, similar storms rolled across the state. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is up for parts of the state throughout the night.

In South Windsor a large tree was knocked down over wires, blocking both lanes of Pleasant Valley Road.

In Hartford, strong winds and heavy rain brought down trees and wires, according to Mayor Luke Bronin.

Bronin reported on Twitter the police, fire, and Department of Public Works are responding to reports of trees down due to the storm. He added that the city is in touch with the utility companies to identify and address any safety issues and outages.

This all comes as the Connecticut shoreline is under a severe Tropical Storm Watch, as Elsa is expected to arrive Friday morning.

As of 11 a.m. Thursday, Eversource is reporting 1,206 outages statewide and United Illuminating has no outages.

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