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Winds, Rain Sweep Through Tolland Overnight, Sunny Skies Return Wednesday

Emergency personnel and public works crews were kept busy overnight as a strong storm made its way across the area after leaving hundreds without power with trees down and some roads flooded.

The gentle breeze outside this morning is all that's left of a storm the swept through the region overnight leaving several without power and causing public works and emergency crews to be up for the better part of the night.

As of 5 a.m., Connecticut Light & Power is reporting that 4 percent of customers, or 256 households remain without power. At one point overnight about 7 percent were in the dark, even if they tried to switch on the lights.

Tolland Public Work's employees chronicled their work overnight by continually posting on the department's Facebook page. Here is the latest update as of 5 a.m.:

  • Baxter Street is closed
  • Reed Road is closed, and so is Woodland while town crews wait for CL&P crews to arrive because of wires in the trees.

The town crew also reminded residents that as they walk their children to the bus stop this morning to be cautious around downed power lines; stay away and definitely do not touch.

At one point overnight the National Weather Service had posted multiple warnings, including severe thunderstorm and high wind warnings and a flood advisory. No such warnings remained Wednesday morning, as the service predicts that it will be cloudy throughout the morning, with mostly clear skies by mid-day allowing the sun to warm the area to about 66ºF.

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