OXFORD — Severe flooding blocked several areas along Route 67 during the rainfall from Hurricane Ida on Wednesday, September 1, into the early morning of Thursday, September 2. Winds knocked over a wall at Garden Homes at 117 Hurley St.

First Selectmen George Temple told Voices that the Center Firehouse also flooded despite the dams placed to keep water out. He noted that the water quickly receded by morning; however, the Public Works Department out on roads all night clearing debris.

Mr. Temple said there were some power outages and downed trees on wires. The town building inspector and engineer will inspecti the Garden Homes downed wall.

Gov. Ned Lamont declared a state of emergency on Thurday, September 2, in response to flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Gov. Lamont stated the declaration will help provide state and local emergency management officials with tools to aid the impacted areas in safely recovering from the rainfall.

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