Connecticut Update: Road/Bridge Closures & School Delays/Closures
With more rain on the way there is a concern for more flooding and evacuations. Please scroll through this page for news, weather , traffic and school & business delays & closures. PLUS a listing of shelter and help available for those who need it!!!
Shelters across the state will be coordinating with 2-1-1 to help those in need due to flooding. Please check on your neighbors, animals and if you can please consider donating blankets and coats to groups such as the Salvation Army or to your local shelter. Please CLICK HERE to get the latest weather & delays/closings updates from our Weather Partner WTNH.
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Several towns were impacted by overnight flooding.
Lebanon's first selectman's office reported that it did not yet have a complete list of impassable roads.
It said Randall, Smith and Hoxie roads were not safe. Their bridges were taken out and the terrain was described as "challenging."
It also said Oliver Road near a brook had extensive erosion. The bridge's condition is unknown.
Exeter Road near North Street is closed.
"All the dirt roads are treacherous," said Betsy Petrie, first selectman, Lebanon. "I would only travel in a four-wheel drive with slow going."
In Haddam, Route 82 near the swing bridge remained closed on Wednesday after raging water gushed over the road.
In Moodus, a bridge washed away on Neptune Avenue.
The road is closed.
The guard rail also fell.
Tuesday, the rain was relentless and driving conditions were dangerous in Middlesex County.
Flooding was reported in many towns. It made it more difficult for people to get around or safely home.
Some basements were flooded and neighbors say the problem was made so much worse because of a pipe that the city hasn’t fixed.
Part of the problem is because homes are on a slope, catching water that cascades down from higher ground. Neighbors say there is another problem that contributes to the flooding.
“There’s a broken pipe down there that they’ve been working on patching for three years,” said Gary Gehrmann.
Gary Gehrmann says he’s experiencing structural problems because of the constant flooding from this underground broken pipe.
Following the rescue of a person from a flooded area of North Haven, crews said they're searching for a possible second.The focus of the search Wednesday morning is near Quinnipiac River State Park.The North Haven Fire Department said there were rumors that there was a second person back there; however, they did not have a "substantiated report."
Out of an abundance of caution, crews searched the river, even using a drone, but the search turned up empty.
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