PLYMOUTH - A brief thunderstorm on Wednesday wrecked havoc around town.
In the course of about 45 minutes, shortly after 2 p.m., a number of trees came down because of the storm, causing power lines to come down, damage to a local home and a tree to catch on fire.
At about 2:20 p.m., a large tree in the yard of a Carol Circle home uprooted and came down onto part of the two-story house. The tree, for the most part, brushed the side of the home and came down on top of a porch area and secondary bedroom, said Jay Janazzo, who lives in the home.
Janazzo, who was on his way home when the tree came down, said his mother was inside the house. She was not hurt, he said.
“It could have been a lot worse,” said Janazzo, who just moved into the home about a month ago.
He added that the damage to the roof of the secondary bedroom appeared minimal.
Then, at about 2:30 p.m., a tree on Todd Hollow Road was struck by lightning and caught on fire. The road has been closed for construction, but passersby reported seeing smoke in the sky in the area.
Residents in the area lost power for sometime as a result, as the tree was suspended by some power lines.
Also during the storm, a tree came down on Route 262 and took a utility wire with it. The tree ended up across the road, which was blocked off until Eversource responded to make repairs to the utility pole.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.