Strong winds, heavy rain knocks out power for more than 4K across the state

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CONNECTICUT (WTNH) — Thousands are still without power Monday as severe weather moved across the state Sunday night.

The rough weather including heavy rain and damaging winds of at least 50 mph in Fairfield County and 61 mph in Bridgeport.

In downtown New Haven, the strong winds toppled the Christmas tree on the Green.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued by the National Weather Service until 10:30 p.m. for Hartford, Middletown, Norwich and New London CT.

Around 8:30 p.m. a Tornado Warning was issued for Fairfield County.

As of 8 p.m. Monday, Eversource reports more than 4,000 of its customers without power. United Illuminated reports only 26 of their customers are without power.

Newtown Public Schools is operating on a 2-hour delay after power outages, potential road closures.

Litchfield School District is also reporting a delayed opening. A full list can be found here.

Metro-North reported is experiencing delays. Riders should check the website for the latest updates.

Beardsley Park is closed to the public until further notice. “Due to strong winds experienced during a storm last night, there are downed trees, fallen power lines, and other tree debris which have obstructed roadways and pose a risk to public safety,” Bridgeport officials said in a statement.

Chief Meteorologist Gil Simmons said we’ll see some sun and clouds Monday with temps in the lower 50s.

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