Nearly 4,000 residents lost power Wednesday afternoon after severe thunderstorms swept through the region.

Northern Fairfield County, parts of New Haven County and other counties around the state took a beating from the storm.

More than 2,000 people reported power outages in regions like Shelton, Trumbull and Orange, according to United Illuminating. Other muncipalities, like Greenwich, Brookfield, Waterbury, Madison and Naugatuck, experienced nearly 2,00 outages as well, according to Eversource.

Ashford, a town in Windham County, at one point reported nearly 30 percent of its community was without power after the storm swept through.

At 9:30 a.m. Thursday, the number of outages was greatly reduced.

Eversource reported 241 outages including 78 in Granby, 46 in New Faifield, 39 in Greenwich and handful in Danbury, East Haddam and Meriden.

In Westport, firefighters responded to a house fire that they determined was caused by lightning.

Fallen trees in places like West Hartford, Suffield and Stafford closed streets to traffic, while in Stamford, officials preemptively closed the West Main Street pedestrian bridge to ensure people’s safety.

“Residents should take precautions when traveling this afternoon and evening, and take shelter and avoid outdoor areas when lightning storms approach,” Ted Jankowski, Stamford’s director of public safety, health and welfare, said.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in place across the state until 9 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

The watch issued at 1:15 p.m., says showers and thunderstorms are likely, mainly after 3 p.m.

Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. NWS estimates say some winds could exceed 40 mph.

Track the storms on Windy.com radar here.

Track lightning from the storms on Lightningmaps.org here