According to the National Weather Service (NWS), a severe thunderstorm watch will remain in effect in southern Connecticut until 10 p.m. Thursday night. A warning alert lasted until 5:15 p.m.
The storm is "capable of producing golf ball size hail and destructive winds in excess of 70 mph," according to the NWS.
Readers have reported seeing trees down, blocking the roadway on Stony Hill Road, Federal Road (in the vicinity of McDonald's), Mist Hill Drive and Route 133, south of Center Elementary School (CES) and Brookfield police are reporting that Whisconier Road, Silvermine Road and Hop Brook Road are all closed as of 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Residents are encouraged to take precautions when traveling.
Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P) is reporting just shy of 2,700 Brookfield resident without power as of 6 p.m., roughly 34 percent of households.