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Fierce Storm Descends on Brookfield, Closes Roads, Disrupts Power

A quick storm breaks the heat but causes trouble throughout town.

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.

Aaron Boyd (Editor) June 09, 2011 at 11:42 PM
As of 7:30 p.m. — Reports of blown transformers near the junction of North and South Obtuse Roads (Route 133) and trees on the roadway in the area of Windwood; closure of Whisconier Road (Route 25) from the historic Town Center to 4 Corners; Silvermine Road still closed, as is Oak Grove; Federal Road closed in multiple sections, now including in the area near Old Route 7; Candlewood Lake Road near Down the Hatch; as well as portions of Candlewood Shores.
Tammy Saunders Petersen June 10, 2011 at 03:13 AM
Any word on school closings or delays for Friday?
Aaron Boyd (Editor) June 10, 2011 at 03:37 AM
None yet, but we'll send out a breaking newsletter bulletin as soon as we get word.
David Propper June 10, 2011 at 10:55 AM
Tammy, you should have already received an E-mail stating that the schools are closed. But then again, if you didn't get the E-mail, you probably can't read this posting!
Tammy Saunders Petersen June 10, 2011 at 11:06 AM
Thanks - have a generator running the basics so got the email. But of course no A/C, oh the fun!
Greg Woods June 10, 2011 at 12:45 PM
Any update on road closures? Does Federal Rd have power?

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