Update 2:30 p.m.
A tree that was rooted in a property that abuts the Wallingford Police Department's back parking lot came down overnight, landing on a row of police vehicles, police officials said.
Lt. Marc Mikulski, Wallingford police spokesman, said the tree caused significant damage to a traffic maintenance pick-up truck and an unmarked police cruiser. Mikulski said both vehicles were taken out of service.
Several high wind storms passed through Connecticut from Wednesday to Thursday, causing power outages across the state and trees to come down on roads.
He said he didn't have an exact dollar figure on how much it will cost to fix either vehicle.
The incident was cleared up early Thursday morning as members of the Public Works Department came and removed the tree. There were no reports of other damage or injury.
Several trees toppled around Wallingford due to a windy storm that blew threw southern Connecticut overnight.
This morning, the Wallingford Police Department said one of those trees came down on a row of its own police cruiser behind the station. The department said the tree was in a private lot on Academy Street and that it came down into the Wallingford police lot.
It’s unclear exactly the level of damage, although a police official said it was a “good size tree.” The Wallingford Public Works Department was on scene this morning to remove the tree, police said.
Meanwhile, another tree came down on a house at 77 Montowese Trail. The Wallingford Fire Department was called in to remove it, police said.
There were no reports of injuries.
Currently, three roads in town are partially cut off to traffic due to downed trees:
- Old Durham Road
- 187 South Main St.
- Old Rock Hill Road
Check back with Patch later as we report on any further damage.