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Sun Shines, But Roads Closed

This afternoon’s brief storm was most intense south of I-95. There was thunder, lightning — even hail.

(Photo/Andrew Colabella)

Downed wires caused the closure of South Compo, at Tar Rock Road.

(Photo/Andrew Colabella)

Eversource was there quickly. The road is reopened, but with caution tape for low-hanging wires.

Meanwhile, Westport Police report these incidents:

  • 55 Long Lots Rd: Tree limb partially blocking road.
  • 220 South Compo Road: Closed due to wires.
  • 73 South Turkey Hill Road: Closed due to downed tree.
  • 330 Post Road West (westbound lanes): Closed due to downed tree.
  • Greens Farms Road at Maple Avenue: Closed due to downed tree.
  • Greens Farms Road at Maple Lane: Closed due to downed tree

Hillandale Road and Morningside Drive South (Photo/Bob Weingarten)

After The Deluge

Once again (and again and again), Westport is cleaning up from a strong storm.

Last night’s series of downpours did not deliver the devastation of previous rain and wind. A possible tornado thankfully never materialized.

Still, 42 customers remain without power this morning (down from a high of 650). A driver narrowly escaped tragedy when she was trapped on Wilton Road, after a tree tangled with wires crashed onto her car.

Here is a reminder of Mother Nature’s force …

Golf ball-size hail. (Photo/Adrian Mueller)

… and her beauty:

Route 57 and Lyons Plains Road. (Photo/Ilene Frost)