Severe thunderstorms Monday cause mass outages and train delays across the state

Storm Team 8 Weather

CONNECTICUT (WTNH) — Thousands are without power and Metro North is delayed after Monday evening’s severe thunderstorm.

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United Illuminating reports a total of 6320 outages across Fairfield, Hamden, and Milford. UI reports that its crews have been dispatched.

Eversource reports a total of 3834 outages across Coventry, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, and Westport.

In a tweet, Hamden Fire Department report that there are seven power lines down in their town, including primaries.

Metro North Railroad’s New Haven line is delayed 40 minutes due to the storms.

In a release, Westport Fire Department said that the storm caused minor flooding and brought down trees and wires throughout the town. There are a few roads that remain impassable as of 645p: portions of Weston Road, Woodside Avenue, and Richmondville Avenue.

According to WFD, one home in Westport caught fire after being struck by lightening. Fire crews were able to quickly put it out.

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