Heavy rain causes flooding, damage across the state

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CONNECTICUT (WTNH) — Sunday’s heavy rain and winds caused damage and flooding across the state.

On the Merritt Parkway, drivers were stopped completely by a tree that was knocked down in the storm and blocked both southbound lanes.

Related: Drivers on Rt-15 leave their cars to collectively remove fallen tree blocking highway

The News 8 team was tweeting throughout the day with updates.

Meteorologist Ashley Baylor reported that tides had risen so much in Birdseye Marina in Stamford that the parking lot was flooded.

Reporter Stephanie Simoni drove right past some street flooding on Red Bush Lane in Milford Sunday afternoon and encouraged drivers to avoid the area.

Sunday evening, a car had to be towed away from Red Bush Lane because it was stuck in the heavy stream of water.

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