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Storm Causes Outages, Flooding In Westport

Updated 10:30 p.m. : WESTPORT, Conn. – Strong winds Tuesday knocked out power to 2,800 Connecticut Light & Power customers in Westport, the utility reported as of 10:30 p.m. That's about 22 percent of the town.

Gusty winds also brought down tree branches and power lines. Heavy rain hit the area at about 8:30 p.m. and caused flooding along several roadways, Assistant Fire Chief Michael Kronick said. Flooding was reported on Post Road East in front of Fresh Market, Cedar Road at Post Road East, Myrtle Avenue at Post Road East, Pumpkin Hill Road, Imperial Avenue near Bridge Street, and on Compo Road South under the railroad underpass.

By 10:30 p.m., Kronick said most of the flooding had receded.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Westport and the rest of Fairfield County until 11 p.m. Tuesday. There is also a wind advisory in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday. Wind gusts of 50 and 55 mph are predicted for the area.

A flash flood warning was also issued and is expected to last through 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Coastal towns in Fairfield County were also under a coastal flood advisory through 3 a.m. Wednesday. Flooding of 1 to 2 feet above normal was expected at high tide, which will occur at about 1:50 a.m.

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