Severe weather hit Rye Sunday evening causing street flooding on Midland Ave from Peck Ave to the Port Chester border, according to Rye Police.
The same thunder showers also crashed down on lower Fairfield County late Sunday afternoon and through the evening are leaving a trail of felled trees, downed power lines and in some places, hundreds without power.
One vehicle became submerged in the Post Road underpass at the Metro-North intersection with Route 1 in downtown Darien. At last count, 32 Darien homes were without power, according to Connecticut Light & Power. The utility is reporting scattered outages throughout southwestern Connecticut, including 872 powerless in Stamford—down from 1,714 just one hour earlier.
In Greenwich, a falling tree took down a power pole and accompanying wires on Valleywood Drive about 11 p.m. Sunday. About 150 Greenwich customers were without power.
Harrowing details of vehicles crashing and becoming stuck in the flash flooding have poured in from surrounding towns, including one case in Norwalk where a pregnant woman and small child were removed by police from a partially submerged car. Reports also have come in of waters so deep on Interstate 95 between Exits 16 and 17 that cars were turning around on the highway.
Further away, officials are reporting that Interstate 84 westbound has been closed between exits 10 and 9 near Newtown due to a multi-vehicle accident.
Metro-North Railroad is reporting good service on the New Haven line with delays on the New Canaan branch. Reports have emerged of downed trees and live power lines in the area of Talmadge Hill and on Old Stamford Road (Rte. 106) behind Waveny Park.
The National Weather Service says more showers are likely this evening with more thunder before midnight, then scattered rain and thunderstorms before dawn. Monday is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 85 degrees, the NWS says.