Partial evacuation at Agnes Morley residences
GREENWICH — Road closures, power outages and a partial evacuation followed heavy rains Monday morning.
A number of residents at the Agnes Morley housing complex for seniors on Milbank Avenue were temporarily re-located as a result of rainwater flooding into a utility room there.
“There was water leaking onto a heating unit,” said police Lt. John Slusarz. “They evacuated people as a precaution. We sent officers over to facilitate.”
No one was injured in the process.
The storm led to a number of road closures that were rectified by late morning.
“We had some road closures due to tree limbs coming down. They were cleaned up pretty quickly,” said Slusarz.
Riversville Road was closed for several hours. John Street and East Weaver Street were also closed.
Heavy flooding was seen around town — at Binney Park, Byram Park and Water Street, places that typically retain water after heavy storms.
“It’s a busy storm,” said said Emergency Management Director Dan Warzoha.
Warzoha said town workers kept a close eye on local waterways and worked to clear storm drains as quickly as possible.
“We’re just concerned right now, after monitoring the gauges on the Byram River, and at Grass Island. There’s a lot of water coming down,” Warzoha said.
The town closed Tod’s Point during the storm, until high tide receded.
At the storm’s peak, about 700 customers in Greenwich lost power. Most residents had power restored by early afternoon.