UPDATE: Multiple Wilton Roads Closed After Severe Thunderstorms Roll Through

A tree down on Wolfpit Rd. has partially blocked the road after Tuesday's storms.

UPDATE, Wednesday, July 7, 8 A.M. — Wilton Police say all roads closed last night by downed trees or wires are now cleared and open. Eversource reports that “fewer than two” customers are without power.

UPDATE, 11:00 P.M. — According to an alert from the Wilton Police Department, the following is the status of previously blocked roads:

  • Wolfpit Rd. near Wolfpit Ln. is now clear
  • Thayer Pond Rd. in the area of No. 360 is now clear
  • School Rd. near Middlebrook Farm Rd. is now clear
  • Huckleberry Hill Rd. at the New Canaan town line is now clear
  • Old Boston Rd. near No. 95 remains closed

UPDATE, 7:43 P.M. — Eversource reports 157 customers in Wilton are without power.

UPDATE, 7:24 P.M. — Following a storm cell that passed over Wilton, police say that multiple roads in town are either closed or blocked due to downed trees. They caution members of the public to assume all downed wires are “live” and refrain from touching them.

Wilton’s Department of Public Works and Eversource have been notified and “will attend to them as soon as possible,” according to an announcement from the town.

Wilton Police ask that if any road is blocked and not listed to call the department’s non-emergency number (203.834.6260).

Closed roads include:

  • Wolfpit Rd. near Wolfpit Ln.: one lane is blocked
  • Thayer Pond Rd. in the area of No. 360 is closed
  • School Rd. near Middlebrook Farm Rd.: one lane is blocked
  • Old Boston Rd. between No. 104 and No. 95 is closed
  • Huckleberry Hill Rd. at the New Canaan town line is closed

UPDATE, 2:18 P.M. — The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Connecticut. Temperatures at 2 p.m. range from the mid-80s along the coast up to the upper 80s across the rest of the state.

Radar is showing showers and thunderstorms developing in central New York state, moving to the east-southeast at 30-40 mph. On their current track and speed, these showers and thunderstorms are expected to reach the northwest CT hills between 3:30-4 p.m.

Towns can expect showers and thunderstorms to move across the state into central Connecticut by 4:30 p.m. and into eastern Connecticut by 5 p.m. The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting any thunderstorms that develop will have a 15% chance of containing strong winds, a 5% chance of containing large hail but less than a 2% chance for a weak isolated tornado.

Other hazards may include dangerous lightning and urban flooding. Some urban flooding is possible especially if thunderstorms line up and move over the same area repeatedly. Also, frequent lightning strikes and strong gusty winds are likely to cause some power outages.

The showers and thunderstorms are forecast to continue moving across the state into this evening. Most of the activity should begin to subside and move to the south and east after 8 p.m.

ORIGINAL STORY, 1:45 P.M. — The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Wilton, in effect until 10 p.m. Tuesday evening. The following counties in southern Connecticut have been included in the watch area: Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven and New London.

Outside the state, five counties in northeast New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Union) and 11 counties in southeast New York (Bronx, Brooklyn, Nassau, Manhattan, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Staten Island, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester).