Major storm passes through Shelton; Some without power
A severe thunderstorm moved through Shelton at about 8 p.m. on Wednesday night, dropping a large amount of rain — as well as what appeared to be some hail-like elements — in a short period of time.
The downpour lasted about 15 to 20 minutes, with some continuing rain after that. It led to some minor flash flooding in areas prone to water problems after heavy rain.
The storm also caused some limited power outages. As of 9:40 p.m., the United Illuminating Co. was reporting that 156 of 17,841 customers in Shelton were without electricity. About an hour later, UI reported that power had been restored to all customers in Shelton.
Utility trucks could be seen on Long Hill Avenue downtown, near Center Street, as of about 9:30 p.m.
The outdoor concert on the Huntington Green was cut short due to the weather, ending just beforet 8 p.m. allowing most attendees to reach their vehicles just before the storm passed through.
Elsewhere in Connecticut
UI also is reporting some power outages in North Haven as well as a handful of customers out in other communities.
Connecticut Light & Power, which serves most of the state, also is reporting some minor outages in towns as well as major problems in the Litchfield County town of Cornwall, where almost all customers are without power.