It wasn’t a hurricane or even a nor’easter, but a rainstorm with high winds Sunday dumped nearly five inches of rain on Wilton, causing a mudslide on an embankment of the Metro-North Danbury line, knocking down trees and causing more than a dozen local roads to be closed. Power was out for as many as 1,572 Eversource customers, some for more than 40 hours. As of Wednesday morning there were still 18 homes without power.
It was the worst storm of the year, damage-wise, said police Capt. Robert Cipolla.