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Flooding, power outages accompany Wednesday storm

The thunderstorm that hit Fairfield County Wednesday afternoon caused some road flooding in Ridgefield.  School officials say a few buses reported delays in getting kids home because of flooding and the heavy rain.  Some residents called town officials to report that their basements flooded with the quick, heavy rain.


The storm also knocked down some trees.  One fell onto a power line pole on Old Branchville Road causing the pole to snap.


Fire officials say power lines connected to a High Ridge house were struck by lightning, but there was no serious damage.  A lightning strike on Olmstead Lane was also investigated.