Flash flood watch remains in effect

A flash flood watch remains in effect until 2 p.m. today, the National Weather Service said.

“There is still the potential for some localized flooding,” Joey Picca, meteorologist with the weather service, said this morning.

Thunderstorms that moved through overnight brought ¾ to ½ inch of rain to most parts of New London County, with the highest winds reported in Middlesex County just to the west. The only storm-related damage reported in New London County was a tree falling on utility wires at 939 Old Colchester Road in Montville this morning. The road was closed for about three hours until the tree was removed and Connecticut Light & Power crews completed repairs, police said. The road reopened around 11 a.m.

Picca said high winds of 50 to 60 miles per hour last night were centered around Clinton. The high winds caused a tree to topple overnight on utility wires at the intersection of Westbrook Road and Woodland Drive in Essex. Power had been restored as of this morning, police said.

CL&P reported scattered outages this morning, including 106 customers without power in Clinton, 11 in Guilford and Ashford, 15 in Putnam, 14 in Lebanon and 18 in East Hampton. Power has been restored in Clinton and Lebanon, but remained out in the other communities as of 11 a.m.

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