Branches, Trees (and Some Power) Down in New Canaan after Thunderstorm

About 123 New Canaan homes were without power at 4 p.m. Friday as the town bounced back from overnight thunderstorms that saw downed branches and in some cases, trees, throughout town. Areas that include Lapham and Silvermine Roads saw downed trees, though no serious injuries or road closures were reported, said First Selectman Rob Mallozzi, who did a drive-around New Canaan in the thunderstorm’s aftermath on Friday morning. Christa Carr who lives at Silvermine and Rilling Ridge Roads had a harrowing experience. She and her family were out getting pizza when the storm hit around 8 p.m., she said. “We came home to find our driveway blocked by the tree and parked in our neighbor’s driveway and jumped the stone wall and got in from the back garden all in the middle of thunder and lightning,” she said.