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First nor'easter of the season causes power outages, flooding concerns

The nor'easter comes nearly 10 years to the day after a devestating snowstorm struck the state that caused nearly a million power outages.

CONNECTICUT, USA — The season's first nor'easter is marching across Connecticut Tuesday, expected to linger into Tuesday night. 

Due to the rain and wind, power outages are expected and a flash flood watch is in effect.

Power outages in state as of 11:30 p.m.

Eversource  570  outages

United Illuminating  209  outages

CHESTER - Chester-Hadlyme Ferry CLOSED until further notice due to high waters.

DANBURY - RT 53 CLOSED AT ELMWOOD PL DUE TO WATER OVER THE ROAD. Reported Monday, October 25 at 10:54 pm. 

MANSFIELD - Rt 44 CLOSED between Baxter and Birch Roads, due to a tree and wires down.

N. STONINGTON - Route 201 CLOSED at Northwest Corner Road because of a tree down on wires.

ROCKY HILL - Rocky Hill Ferry CLOSED Due to High Water (Ferry Update). Reported Tuesday, October 26 at 4:30 pm.  

WASHINGTON - ROUTE 202 CLOSED AT ROUTE 47 DUE TO LOW WIRES

WOODBRIDGE - Route 243 is closed in both directions between Milhaven Road and Tumblebrook road because of trees and wires  

RELATED: CT public works crews prepare for Nor'easter

Several schools cancelled afternoon activities or closed early. Check closings here.

While the storm is bringing in heavy rain and wind, the forecasted damage is less than another storm that hit Connecticut 10 years ago.

In 2011, a snowstorm just before Halloween coincided with a slow leaf-turning season. As the storm hit, the snow stuck to trees and powerlines bringing them down and causing nearly 900,000 electric customers around the state to lose power. Some would be in the dark for nearly two weeks.

While this year also has a slow foliage season, no snow was forecasted to accompany this nor'easter. 

A flash flood watch is in effect for Tuesday as some towns may pick up 2 inches to 4 inches of rain.

The storm is expected to slow down Tuesday night and spin away from the state. 

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Jennifer Glatz is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. She can be reached at jglatz@fox61.com.  

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