PHOTOS, VIDEO: Historic Flooding in Greenwich Closes School, Strands Cars, Wires Down

Update: Sept 2, 7:20 am. Greenwich Police Captain Mark Zuccerella reported that Regal Care was evacuated on King Street and that wires are down across town.

There are closures at East Putnam Ave at Hillside Road and West Putnam Ave in Pemberwick.

Most of the road closures are due to trees and wires down.

Police are still assessing and are working to get roads open and back to normal, Zuccerella said.

Flooding near Bruce Park. Contributed photo
Flooding near Bruce Park. Contributed photo
Dearfield Drive closed from Putnam Ave to traffic circle. There is a house off Dearfield that drains into a storm drain system under the roadway. Overnight, as the rain continued to fall, it washed out everything underneath the roadway. All that remained was the asphalt. Hopefully it will be not be an extended fix. It should be a day or two. Jersey barriers being erected in the area impacted will alert cars to reroute.
Erecting jersey barriers on Dearfield between the library and the traffic circle. Sept 2, 2021 Photo: Leslie Yager
Erecting jersey barriers on Dearfield between the library and the traffic circle. Sept 2, 2021 Photo: Leslie Yager
Flooding at Eastern Greenwich Civic Center. Contributed
Warning about conditions at train underpass at North Water Street. Sept 2, 2021 Photo: Leslie Yager
Train underpass at North Water Street. Sept 2, 2021 Photo: Leslie Yager
8:30am Greenwich Police are turning all cars around as they approach intersection of Hillside and East Putnam Ave. Sept 3, 2021 Photo: Leslie Yager
Flooding in the the aftermath of Ida resulted in a road closure at the intersection of Hillside and East Putnam Ave. Sept 2, 2021 Photo: Leslie Yager
The creek rushes from the GHS campus toward Putnam Ave. Sept 2, 2021 Photo: Leslie Yager
The creek rushes under footbridge in Milbrook on the south side of Putnam Ave (opposite GHS campus). Sept 2, 2021 Photo: Leslie Yager
Flooding from the Byram River impacted Homestead Lane in Pemberwick. Sept 2, 2021 Photo Jane Weisbecker Arnone

List of closures as of 7:20am

43 Baldwin Farms N – Full closure – large tree down
30 Baldwin Farms S – Full closure – tree and wires
493 North St – Full closure – large tree
39 Brookridge Dr – Full closure – tree and wires sent to Eversource
10 Indian Chase Dr – Full closure – tree and wires down
347 Riverside Ave – Partial closure – tree on wires, road open
32 Evergreen Rd – Partial closure – wires down
42 Oval Ave – Full closure – tree and wires
15 Marshall St – Full closure – tree and wires down
36 N Water St – Full closure – Gravel erosion from train tracks resulted in mudslide into roadway
45 Hassake Rd – Full closure – tree on wires
636 Lake Ave – Partial closure – tree on wires blocking one lane
230 Bedford Rd – Partial closure – tree down, no wires, no trucks
24 Lakewood Circle N – Full closure – tree on wires, private road
741 Riversville Rd – Partial closure – tree down, blocking one lane, no wires down
19 Pine Ridge Rd – Partial closure tree and wires down
145 Porchuck Rd – Partial closure – tree and wires blocking a lane
50 Doubling Rd – Full closure – road closed due to mudslide
504 North Street – Full closure – tree down on wires, road blocked
269 Round Hill Rd – Full closure – tree and wires
75 Dearfield Drive – full closure – sink hole closed between library and traffic circle
131 Old Mill Road – Partial closure – new pole on side of roadway now laying in roadway
48 Locust Rd – Full closure – tree down on wires, Eversource on scene

Original Story: 7:10am

Ida moved northeastward in the overnight hours of Wednesday and Thursday, with a high risk for excessive rain and flooding extends through southern New England.

Around midnight the Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo Tweeted a message about historic flooding, saying there are stranded cars across town and asking residents to stay at home.

The NWS issued a flood warning through 10:00am on Thursday.

Greenwich Public Schools announced they will be closed Thursday, Sept 2, due to unsafe road conditions throughout the Town of Greenwich. All after school programs are also canceled.

This story will be updated throughout the day. Email photos to [email protected]

With the intersection of Hillside and East Putnam Ave closed, traffic was bumper to bumper headed west on Putnam Ave through Cos Cob:

Video of flooding in Pemberwick Park, Imelda Mathieson, Sept 2, 2021

East Putnam Ave was closed to traffic at the intersection of Hillside Ave. Sept 2, 2021 Photo: Leslie Yager
Mianus Fishway at Mianus Pond. Contributed photo
Mianus Fishway at Mianus Pond. Contributed photo
Mianus Fishway at Mianus Pond. Contributed photo
Tree down on River Road in Cos Cob. Sept 2, 2021 Photo: Rich Fulton
Submitted by Paul Curtis
Flooding in Pemberwick Park. Sept 2, 2021 Submitted by Paul Curtis
Flooding at corner of Hillside and East Putnam Ave, which is adjacent to the brook that runs through the GHS campus. Contributed photo.