Powerful storm wreaks havoc in southwestern Conn.

High winds, lightning and thunder caused headaches across southwestern Connecticut Wednesday.Wind gusts of up to 40 mph toppled trees, causing power lines to fall throughout

STAMFORD - High winds, lightning and thunder caused headaches across southwestern Connecticut Wednesday.

Wind gusts of up to 40 mph toppled trees, causing power lines to fall throughout the area. In Stamford, High Ridge Road was shut down due to a fallen tree. While homeowners still had power, CL&P planned to temporarily kill electricity so the tree could be cut. The road was opened during the afternoon.

The storm caused a tree to fall at the intersection of Partrick and Cranberry roads in Norwalk. Police were forced to temporarily close the road.

Police also reported problems with a traffic signal on Greenwich Avenue at South State Street and Washington Boulevard.

News 12 Connecticut Weather Center

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