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Easton Cleans Up After Powerful Overnight Storms Knocks Down Power, Trees

Easton Police
Easton Police Photo Credit: Erin Lynch

EASTON, Conn. — Easton is cleaning up after a powerful overnight storm knocked down trees and knocked out power. 

As of 9:30 a.m. Thursday, United Illuminating was reporting 983 power outages — or about one-third of the town. 

Heavy rain with high wind gusts throughout the night caused numerous issues with trees and power lines in Easton, according to the police department. 

Schools were able to open on time, but buses were reportedly a bit behind schedule, police said.

The following roads were closed due to power lines or trees in the roadway but repairs are underway: 

  • Silver Hill Road between Cedar Hill Road and Sport Hill Road. 
  • Adams Road northbound on Route 59 to the intersection with Route 136 
  • Judd Road at Skyline Drive. 
Drivers are reminded to be very careful around fallen trees and branches as there can be power wires tangled with them, police said. 

Never approach a downed wire as it can be live or may be touching another live wire. 

Do not drive under any tree that may be lying on power lines across a road, police said. 

Residents and drivers are asked to report any safety issues to police. 

The Easton Police Dispatch can be reached at 203-268-4111

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