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Thousands Without Power As Storm Slams Fairfield County

Thousands are without power in Fairfield County as a line of severe storms battered the area with heavy downpours, damaging winds and hail just as the evening commute began on Tuesday.
Thousands are without power in Fairfield County as a line of severe storms battered the area with heavy downpours, damaging winds and hail just as the evening commute began on Tuesday. Photo Credit: File Photo

Thousands are without power in Fairfield County as a line of severe storms battered the area with heavy downpours, damaging winds and hail just as the evening commute began on Tuesday.

Among the areas hardest hit by outages as of 6 p.m., according to Eversource:

  • Brookfield, 5,656
  • Danbury, 6,623
  • Greenwich, 925
  • New Canaan, 392
  • New Fairfield, 3,944
  • Newtown, 5,931
  • Norwalk, 509
  • Ridgefield, 809
  • Shelton, 2,501
  • Stamford, 215
  • Westport, 468

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect for the area expired at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. A Flood Advisory was issued at 4 p.m. and expired at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Tornado warnings issued in parts of the area expired late in the afternoon.

The quick moving storms created a travel nightmare during the evening commute. In addition to downed trees and road closures, Metro-North suspended service on all three of its Hudson Valley lines late Tuesday.

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