(CBS Connecticut) – Severe thunderstorms in portions of western Connecticut have taken down trees and power lines.Thousands of Connecticut Light and Power customers lost electricity Tuesday night.
In Southbury, the Emergency Operations Center was activated and the towns Senior Center was opened as a shelter, Many trees and utility poles came down during the storm and First Selectman Ed Edelson says Regional School District 15 canceled classes for Wednesday as precauation.
Edelson says the storm was powerful , but fast moving.He said he had heard of only one lightning strike at a home and there were no reports of flooding in his town.
New Milford, Bridgewater, Roxbury and Kent were among the other towns reporting significant damage and power outages.
There were reports of flooding in West Haven and new Haven.