Christmas storm leaves path of destruction, knocks out power to parts of Connecticut

Parts of Western Connecticut were pummeled by a strong wind and rainstorm overnight that lasted into Christmas Day.

News 12 Staff

Dec 25, 2020, 11:45 PM

Updated 1,265 days ago

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Parts of Western Connecticut were pummeled by a strong wind and rainstorm overnight that lasted into Christmas Day.
Heavy rain and strong winds pounded the region and knocked out power, sent trees tumbling down, and damaged property across the state.
The Norwalk AutoZone Autoparts Store saw those strong gusts rip off some of the building's siding, but the city escaped any road closures.
New Canaan saw road closures on Weeburn Drive where a downed tree blocked the road snagging power lines and cutting off power to the neighborhood.
Lost District Drive also saw outages and storm damage.
Ridgefield was one of the towns hit hardest by last night's storm.
Police say they were busy Friday morning closing several roads.
One of the biggest messes was on Ridgebury Road where a transformer blew starting a fire.Police were also called to South Salem Road after they say a woman drove past the cones and barricade and got tangled in wires.
On nearby Peaceable Street, News 12 crews had to swerve to avoid a tree blocking the lane.
The street was open but littered with twigs and branches that were no match for Mother Nature.
By midday, Eversource reported 1,600 power outages in Ridgefield, about 14 and a half percent of the town.
In Monroe, storm damage littered Pastors Walk by Bayberry Drive.
Judd Road was also partly shut down at one point but was back open to traffic after removal of a large tree.
Overall, the dreary weather wasn't quite what many of us hoped for on the holiday.
But then again, it is 2020.


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