Wind advisory and power outages throughout the state as storm starts tapering off


(WTNH) – As the rain from the storm starts to taper off, there is a strong wind advisory in New London County and in southern and eastern CT Wednesday morning.

Towns across the state are seeing damage from heavy rain and strong wind moving through the state on Tuesday, leading to road closures in different areas.

State police are warning drivers of debris on the highways from the storm. According to state police, numerous personnel from the Department of Transportation are working to clear the highways of debris. They posted a picture of a car that had a tree limb going through the windshield.

State police said no one was injured in this incident.

According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CT DOT), Route 53 in Danbury is closed at Elmwood Place due to water over the road.

RELATED: What to know: Heavy rain, strong winds could bring flash flooding and power outages Tuesday into Wednesday

As of 3 p.m., Eversource is reporting more than 5,000 customers are without power. United Illuminating is reporting more than 300 outages.

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