Possible tornado touched down in Killingly – NBC Connecticut

A strong thunderstorm may have briefly produced a tornado in the Killingly area Wednesday evening.

Radar indicated rotation in a strong cell over Killingly around 4:10 p.m. and the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning.

There are some reports of tree damage in Killingly near Westcott Road, according to state police.

Trees were downed along Ledge Road as well, according to Killingly fire officials.

The cell has since moved to Rhode Island and the hurricane warning has expired.

Throughout the day, the state witnessed storms accompanied by heavy rain, strong winds, thunder and lightning, and some roads were flooded in parts of the state.

In Farmington, Meadow Road is closed between Main Street (or Route 10) and Red Oak Hill Road. Tunxis Mead Park is accessible from New Britain Avenue to Red Oak Hill Road, police said.

Johnson Street in Farmington is closed between Hyde Road and Northwest Drive in Plainville.

Police are warning drivers not to drive through flooded roads, even if they appear passable because the water can be deeper than it appears and pose a danger.

Farmington police said barriers and signs have been placed on major roads closed due to flooding and must not be crossed.

Regional School District 12 dismissed students early Wednesday due to heavy rain.

New Britain also expelled students early from Pulaski and Slade middle schools. The Slade School has had flooding problems in the past, and rain fell so hard Wednesday that it sent water into a mechanical room at the Pulaski School, according to Superintendent Tony Jasper.

In Danbury, five cars were stuck in floodwaters in four different areas of the city and eight people needed to be rescued.

There was some water at the Holiday Inn Express on the first floor, and the hotel owner said they had minor damage to the lobby, breakfast area and pool.

In Roxbury, Route 317 is closed at Beacon Road due to flooding.

Waterbury also experiences flooding. Police posted that multiple vehicles were stuck in flooded roadways and that Thomaston Street was made impassable at Homer Street, Watertown Avenue was impassable at Robins Street and Route 73 was impassable at East Aurora Street.

NBC Connecticut meteorologists will continue to track scattered showers and thunderstorms that will also come during the midday and afternoon.

The Flash Flood Warning for Hartford County has been extended until 1:30 p.m., see weather alerts here.

Storms moving across the state caused flooding in many cities and towns across the state.

Overnight will be less stormy.

Thursday and Friday will be partly sunny and much less humid.

Marginal impacts from Hurricane Lee will bring wind and some rain to Connecticut on Saturday.

You can get the latest forecasts anytime here.

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