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Severe Storms Bring Down Trees, Close Roads, Delay Trains

A Rye police officer talking to the driver of this pickup, which suffered damage to the front right hood when winds blew a large limb onto Boston Post Road on Tuesday evening. No one was hurt.
A Rye police officer talking to the driver of this pickup, which suffered damage to the front right hood when winds blew a large limb onto Boston Post Road on Tuesday evening. No one was hurt. Photo Credit: Jon Craig
A limb from the top of this tree fell across the front of a pickup truck about 6 p.m. Tuesday on Boston Post Road near Glen Oaks Drive.
A limb from the top of this tree fell across the front of a pickup truck about 6 p.m. Tuesday on Boston Post Road near Glen Oaks Drive. Photo Credit: Jon Craig
A road crew finishing cleaning up branches with a wood chipper along Boston Post Road near Glen Oaks Drive on Tuesday evening.
A road crew finishing cleaning up branches with a wood chipper along Boston Post Road near Glen Oaks Drive on Tuesday evening. Photo Credit: Jon Craig
Signs that other large branches have toppled from this tree that borders Boston Post Road in Rye. One of its upper branches dropped on top of a pickup truck on Tuesday evening as a storm approached.
Signs that other large branches have toppled from this tree that borders Boston Post Road in Rye. One of its upper branches dropped on top of a pickup truck on Tuesday evening as a storm approached. Photo Credit: Jon Craig
A downed tree took out this car on Route 35 in Ridgefield, Conn., near the Lewisboro border.
A downed tree took out this car on Route 35 in Ridgefield, Conn., near the Lewisboro border. Photo Credit: Daily Voice

This story has been updated.

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A fast-moving, damaging band of thunderstorms that passed through Westchester and Putnam counties late Tuesday afternoon resulted in numerous reports of downed trees and road closures.

Metro-North experienced delays of up to 90 minutes on the Harlem Line as a result of a fallen tree in the Bedford vicinity.

Route 118 in Yorktown was closed at Old Country Road following a report of a downed tree.

Route 202 in Somers was closed in both directions at Croton Falls Road following a downed tree reported at 4:30 p.m.

Route 129 in Yorktown was closed in the area of Chapman Street following a downed tree and wires. The closure was reported at 4:45 p.m.

About 6 p.m. in Rye, a large tree limb fell on the hood of a pickup truck traveling south on Boston Post Road near Glen Oak Drive, requiring a crew to clear the branches. No one was hurt, police said.

There were numerous power outages in Northern Westchester, including 1,632 Lewisboro residents without power (among 5,476 total customers). A total of 632 power outages were reported in Yorktown, 277 in Somers and 206 in Bedford as of 6 p.m. Tuesday.

As of midnight, Con Edison reported that power had been restored to nearly 400 Ossining residents while more than 200 Yorktown residents remained without power.

Approximately 50 percent of residents of Ridgefield were reported to be without power at 5 p.m.

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