A possible tornado touched down in South Glastonbury Friday evening, knocking down trees and cutting off power to almost 1700 town residents.
During Friday’s storms, winds of up to 100 mph were reported in town. Radar also showed that a tornado might have touched down in East Glastonbury, according to Fox 61 News.
Trees were downed all over town, with some homes and cars damaged by falling branches. Downed power lines also knocked out power to 10 percent of Connecticut Light & Power customers. At the height of the outages, 1689 customers were without power, according to CL&P’s website.
Fallen trees and downed wires also prompted town officials to shut down New London Turnpike between Quarry Road and Manchester Road for several hours while CL&P crews worked to clear the debris.
Watch video of CL&P workers clearing a tree near the turnoff for Route 2.
. By 5:45 p.m. the tornado warning had expired for the area.