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Fallen Tree Closes Part Of Danbury's Deer Hill Ave., Causes Power Outages

A massive fallen tree branch blocks Deer Hill Avenue in Danbury between Wilson and Seeley streets. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
Busy Deer Hill is closed Tuesday morning. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
The power lines are all down between Wilson and Seeley. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
The power line is under the tree. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
A power pole with no power lines on it. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
The power lines are in the middle of the road on Deer Hill Avenue. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
A few of the driveways are blocked on Deer Hill by the fallen wires. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa

DANBURY, Conn. — The hum of generators could be heard early Tuesday after intense overnight thunderstorms brought a tree down into the middle of Danbury's Deer Hill Avenue, causing power outages and disrupting traffic. 

According to Eversource, a total of 43 customers were without power as of 7:30 a.m. in Danbury. It was not clear when those outages would be restored. Some of the outages were on Deer Hill, were a pole stood completely stripped of its power lines. 

A massive tree limb blocked the entire roadway, with the power lines pulled down for an entire block.  

No power crews or tree crews could be spotted on Deer Hill Avenue at that time, just orange cones with Road Closed and Detour signs blocking the busy downtown road from Wilson Street to Seeley Street. 

Portions of nearby Mountainville Avenue were also closed to traffic Tuesday morning. 

Traffic reports also indicated that Route 6 was blocked in neighboring Bethel at Old Hawleyville Road due to a fallen tree.

At least two lines of strong, loud thunderstorms moved through the Danbury area overnight, cutting the humidity and temperature — at least for a while. High temperatures are expected to hit the upper 80s again on Tuesday, with a 20 percent chance of more isolated thunderstorms. 

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