[Updated, 9:10 p.m.] Brewster Hill Road is open, with a significant amount of debris on the shoulder near Sodom Road.
A branch appears to be hanging from a power line there, and responders have placed a traffic cone nearby to alert motorists.
Route 312 is clear for the most part, minus fairly large limbs inching into the roadway about a quarter to half a mile from both the Route 6 and Route 22 intersections. The stores off Indepedence Way are open.
[Updated, 8:40 p.m.] Main Street in Brewster is clear and lit up. Eateries are open.
[Updated, 8:20 p.m.] Precipitation, lightning and thunder has slowed, but is still steady, in Brewster and Southeast.
Parts of several local streets, including Cobb, Dingle Ridge and Starr Ridge Roads, are blocked because of downed trees.
Traffic is flowing in both directions on Route 22, with the debris mainly limited to small branches and leaves. The shops at Lakeview Shopping Center are open, with full power, as are the stores in the plaza. and have power, too.
New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) lists Putnam as one of its outage areas. About 1,300 of the company's approximately 7,175 Southeast customers are without power.
No restoration times for local outages are available on the site yet.
According to various Facebook posts, power is out at the and the . Both are closed for the evening.
[Original story, 7:15 p.m.] The dark sky that slowly crept in and covered the sunshine Thursday afternoon was gone by 7 p.m., as buckets of rain fell and thunder boomed in Brewster.
The storm's arrival was sudden. About five minutes after it hit, the on Route 22 in Southeast lost power. Town trustees continued with their meeting, a work session followed by a regular voting session, in the dark.
Most of the local storms should be finished by 10 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The agency issued several alerts for the area, including a Severe Thunderstorm Warning and a Severe Weather Statement. Both were set to expire at 7:15 p.m., but precipitation continued in Brewster at that time.
"Doppler radar continued to indicate a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing quarter-size hail and destructive winds in excess of 70 mph," the latter reads. It states that the storms are moving at 45 mph.
Putnam County had not yet made the list of outage areas on the NYSEG website at 7:30 p.m. A number of residents in Brewster Heights still had power at that time.
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