New Canaan Begins Assessing Irene Damage

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A big tree falls and takes out a power line on Richmond Hill Road.
A big tree falls and takes out a power line on Richmond Hill Road. Photo Credit: Lindsey Lyon
Winds from a weekend storm toppled a tree near the A Better Chance house on Locust Avenue.
Winds from a weekend storm toppled a tree near the A Better Chance house on Locust Avenue. Photo Credit: Lindsey Lyon
A tree fell near the Millport Apartments on Millport Avenue.
A tree fell near the Millport Apartments on Millport Avenue. Photo Credit: Lindsey Lyon
A portion of a tree blocks a road into Waveny Park.
A portion of a tree blocks a road into Waveny Park. Photo Credit: Lindsey Lyon
The Five Mile River near Mill Pond picks up in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene
The Five Mile River near Mill Pond picks up in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene Photo Credit: Lindsey Lyon

NEW CANAAN, Conn. – New Canaanites are starting to assess the damage now that Tropical Storm Irene has passed through town. And that damage appears to be massive.

More than 6,400 Connecticut Light & Power customers were without power as of 3:30 p.m. Sunday, about 77 percent of the utility's customers in town. Much of the damage is due to downed trees and power lines.

New Canaan resident Lindsey Lyon took several pictures of the damage, including a tree down at the A Better Chance house on Locust Avenue, trees down on Millport Avenue at the Millport Apartments complex and trees and branches knocked down in Waveny Park.

Do you have photos of storm damage that you would like to share? Send your photos to reporter Melvin Mason at mmason@thedailynewcanaan.com.

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