Most power restored in Shelton

Part of a large tree on Tuxedo Avenue in Shelton was snapped off when storms hit the area Monday afternoon, July 25. — Rich Gelfand Photo

Part of a large tree on Tuxedo Avenue in Shelton was snapped off when storms hit the area Monday afternoon, July 25. — Rich Gelfand Photo

A storm that brought lightning, strong winds and heavy rain to Shelton Monday afternoon left more than 1,000 people without power as of 4:30 p.m.

As of 6 p.m., United Illuminating had reduced the number of people without electricity to nine.

United Illuminating reported that that 1,118 homes and businesses in Shelton were in the dark. All but eight of those affected customers were due to one incident, and a crew was said to be en route.

The storm also snapped off part of a large tree in a yard on Tuxedo Avenue.

The National Weather Service has issued a thunderstorm warning for Fairfield County in until 4:15 p.m.

At approximately 3 p.m. severe thunderstorms were located along a lone extending from Brookfield to Danbury to Hawthorne moving east at 45 mph.

Severe thunderstorms and wind could include damage to roof, siding and trees. Winds could be at 60 mph in Fairfield County and surrounding areas at approximately 3:20 p.m.

Power was knocked out to 1,310 people in Monroe at one point. That number was quickly reduced to 744. There were also reports of a fire in Monroe, and of numerous trees down in Ridgefield and Newtown.

 

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