Drum Hill Road is closed due to downed trees and power lines
Update: 1:46 p.m. — A spokesman for CL&P reports power has been restored to 266 customers as of 1:10 this afternoon.
Affected areas were Cheese Spring Road, Old Kings Highway and Danbury Road.
However, the outage map indicates 267 outages at this time, some of which are most likely along Thayer Pond Road. The fire department reports trees down in the vicinity of No. 339 there, and power must be shut down for crews to make repairs.
Police report Drum Hill Road is still closed.
Update: 1:30 p.m. — According to the Wilton Fire Department, there are three power outages in town, each resulting in about 100 or so customers losing power. CL&P believes all three outages were the result of lightning strikes.
• Old Kings Highway — A crew is at the scene patrolling the lines to determine damage and remedial steps needed.
• Drum Hill Road — A crew is on the way.
• Cheese Spring Road — The cause is believed to be trees and wires down and a crew is on their way.
Based on information available, CL&P believes all power will be restored between 2 and 2:30 this afternoon.
Update: 12:20 p.m. — The storm that blew threw Wilton this morning caused trees and power lines to come down on Drum Hill Road. Police report the road was closed at noon, between Belden Hill and Glen Hill Road.
Connecticut Light & Power reports 356 customers in Wilton are without power. Nearly 500 customers are out in Ridgefield, but there are scant outages in other towns surrounding Wilton.
A tornado warning issued about an hour ago has been lifted, but a flash flood warning has been extended until 1:15 p.m.
The forecast is for showers and thunderstorms to continue throughout the afternoon. There may be areas of fog. The showers will continue through the night, mainly before 9, but are likely again on Tuesday.
Update: 11:15 a.m. — The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Wilton, Georgetown and New Canaan this morning.
Doppler radar shows a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado near New Canaan and moving northeast at 25 mph just north of the Merritt Parkway.
The cell is expected to be near Wilton by 11:25 and Georgetown by 11:30.
The safest place to be during a tornado is in a basement. Get under a workbench or other piece of sturdy furniture. If no basement is available seek shelter on the lowest floor of the building in an interior hallway or room such as a closet. Use blankets or pillows to cover your body and always stay away from windows.
If in mobile homes or vehicles, evacuate them and get inside a substantial shelter. If no shelter is available lie flat in thenearest ditch or other low spot and cover your head with your hands.
10:45 a.m. — The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning at 10:31 this morning, July 1, for Fairfield County. It is in effect until 12:30 p.m.
Doppler radar indicates flash flooding may result from thunderstorms moving into the area. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low-lying spots.
Motorists should not drive into areas where water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely.
A flash flood warning means flooding is imminent or occurring. Do not attempt to cross swiftly flowing waters or waters of unknown depth by foot or car.