Grace Salmon Park (Photo/Lucy Zeto)
Compo Beach yesterday morning … (Photo/Tracy Porosoff)
… and evening … (Photo/Les Dinkin)
… plus the sunset on Saugatuck Shores … (Photo/Jeff Manchester)
… and another view, from Grace Salmon Park. (Photo/Sam Levenson)
As Westport continues to clean up following this afternoon’s storm, over 2,000 customers remain without power.
Lyons Plains Road. (Photo/Marty Jaramillo)
Downed lines and large trees still litter main roads and side streets, causing closures and detours.
Many Post Road traffic lights are out. One Westporter said it took her an hour to get from Southport to Compo Beach.
The fast-moving, tremendously intense storm — which roared through just after 2 p.m. — may have been a microburst. That’s defined by the National Weather Service as “a localized column of sinking air (downdraft) within a thunderstorm, usually less than or equal to 2.5 miles in diameter. Microbursts can cause extensive damage at the surface.”
(Photo/Westport Fire Department)
Grace Salmon Park, meanwhile, is in disarray after last night’s storm. Up to half a dozen large trees have been uprooted. One visitor called the Imperial Avenue park “decimated.”
One view of downed trees at Grace Salmon Park … (Photo/Wendy Cusick)
… and another. (Photo/Dalma Heyn)
The view from Grace Salmon Park (Photo/Patricia McMahon)
Two scenes from earlier today: Grace Salmon Park, looking across the river … (Photo/Patricia McMahon)
… and the bridge off Lyons Plains Road (Photo/Michael Tomashefsky)
Fantastic fall foliage, all around town.
Longshore (Photo/Samuel Wang)
Bridge over Deadman Brook, downtown (Photo/Samuel Wang)
Saugatuck River and beyond, from Grace Salmon Park (Photo/Samuel Wang)
Fall comes to Wild Rose Lane (Photo/Julie Fatherley)
Reflection at Grace Salmon Park (Photo/Patricia McMahon)
Compo Beach clouds last night … (Photo/Lauren Bromberg)
… and the scene at Grace Salmon Park. (Photo/Patricia McMahon)