Fallen trees block Greenwich roads

stormy-weatherHigh winds buffeting the area are knocking down trees and blocking roads in Greenwich, according to Greenwich Public Safety Communications.

Sherwood Avenue is closed between King Street and Riversville Road due to a tree and wires down.

Fairfield Road has reopened. It was closed the road between Hillside and Old Church Road.

Cognewaugh Road, which was closed between Mimosa Drive and Valley Road for several hours for utility work, has also reopened.

As of 2 p.m., Eversource reported six customers in Greenwich without power.

According to the National Weather Service, strong gusty winds will continue this afternoon, with gusts between 40 and 45 miles per hour.

Between 3 and 5 p.m., gusts could reach 50 to 55 miles per hour, with isolated gusts as high as 58 miles per hour, according to the National Weather service, warning that more trees and power lines could come down.

Heavy rain is expected to accompany those high winds.

Minor coastal flooding is possible around high tide, according to the National Weather Service.

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