Fire Chief John Mauro, Jr. told me strong winds yesterday toppled a tree and forced the closure of Route 9 west near Flagg Road. That’s what caused the major backup along Route 9 last night. Downed trees and power lines in other areas contributed to the rush hour mess.
On the bright side, yesterday’s weather resulted in a lovely rainbow. So if you were stuck in traffic, at least maybe you had something pretty to look at.