Greenwich Police and Fire Respond to Calls During Wednesday’s Severe Thunderstorms

On Wednesday afternoon severe thunderstorms and torrential downpours drenched Greenwich and resulted in a cooling down after days of extreme heat. The storm also downed trees and utility lines.

On Thursday Public Information Officer Lt John Slusarz said the Police Dept and Fire Dept responded to multiple calls during the storm on Wednesday afternoon.

In an incident on South Water Street a wire fell on a house and caused some sparks. There were no injuries, Slusarz said.

On Hamilton Ave Police and Fire responded to a report of a dislodged a manhole.

“The manhole cover popped up,” Slusarz said, adding that it is not unusual for manholes to come loose when the Town undergoes heavy rains.

He said whenever a manhole is dislodged they do an inspection and notify whichever utility it belongs to, whether it be sewer or electric, for example. When they responded to Hamilton Avenue the manhole was dislodged, but hadn’t moved very far.

A third incident was on River Road where there was a low hanging wire going across the parking lot at River House Adult Day Care Center.

“That turned out to be cable lines,” Slusarz said.

With the storms in Greenwich over, residents can look forward to a sunny day with a high of 85° on Thursday and a clear night, followed by mostly sunny skies on Friday and a high of 84°.

Saturday will start out partly sunny, followed by a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.

Sunday will be the better day of the weekend with a high of 87° and sunny skies.