NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Nearly 20,000 Connecticut residents lost power Friday morning as severe storms moved across the state. There were also many reports of downed trees and flooded streets following the storm.
The City of Meriden tweeted that public works crews were working to clean up trash floating along Summer Street that was caused by the heavy rain and flooding from the storm. They have since swept the street and removed all the floating trash.
The Bristol Police Department said many traffic signals were out on Route 6 due to the storm. They warned drivers to be cautious while driving in that area.
The Naugatuck Police Department also reported heavy flooding on numerous streets, and downed wires were reported on Cherry Street.
Strong storms moved across the state, which brought gusty winds and downpours. The National Weather Service issued Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for Middlesex, New Haven, and New London counties until 7:30 a.m. They also issued Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for Hartford, Tolland, and Windham counties until 7:45 a.m.
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