conn. Thunderstorm kills trees and power lines

A tornado warning was issued for Hartford and Tolland counties on Friday.

VERNON, Connecticut — Some neighbors are having to clean up damage from Friday’s thunderstorm that downed trees, branches and debris in some parts of Connecticut.

A large branch broke from a tree, crashing into cars parked outside the home of Vernon’s Marisol Cruz, who lives on Skinner Road.

“I heard this really loud noise and I ran to the window and I looked out the window and I was like… oh my god! I yelled at my husband. I was like, ‘The tree fell, the tree fell,'” Cruz said. “It was quite intense there for a few minutes but the good thing is that home is fine, we’re fine. Nobody was injured. Nobody was in the cars.”

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Ten miles away in Tolland, the storm downed a tree onto a power line in Goose Lane.

“Our electricity was just a little bit bumpy so we came outside to see what was going on and a fire department was there right away,” neighbor Dylan Johnson said.

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Johnson said things like this happen in their area, but this time they were surprised they didn’t have a power outage.

“There was a lot of wind, a lot of rain, we got the tornado warning just before this happened, so we were all a little concerned. We closed our windows because water got in,” he said.

Goose Lane was closed on Friday night when the tree was hanging from power lines.

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Over at Windsor Locks in the afternoon, crews worked quickly to remove a tree blocking part of Route 159 near River Road.

After the emergency services had cleared the way, the road was reopened to traffic.

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