Part of Route 53 in Danbury was closed due to flooding last night. The road closed at Elmwood Place around 10:45pm and there is still water over a portion of the road this morning. This comes as a strong Nor'easter is set to bring heavy rain and strong winds to the state today. Rainfall totals from last night through this morning could range from three to six inches.
Redding officials are cautioning residents to the possibility of flooding and power outages from the storm moving through the region. First Selectwoman Julia Pemberton says high winds and significant rainfall may translate to downed trees and wires, and loss of power.
Eversource is estimating that 125,000 customers in Connecticut could lose power in today's storm based on the current projections. Eversource has contacted REdding and provided information on resources available for restoration. Crews are assembled in state, both from Eversource and contracted crews.