GREENWICH — Heavy winds and rain caused damage across town, and close to 700 residents remained without power into Wednesday evening, but Greenwich got off easy compared to other parts of Connecticut that bore the brunt of the severe storm that struck the region Tuesday.

Northern Fairfield County and southern Litchfield County were hit hardest, with a macroburst of 100-plus-miles-per-hour winds touching down and killing two people in Danbury and New Fairfield. But no major incidents were reported in Greenwich, despite the strong bursts of wind and rain that hit a little after 5 p.m. Tuesday.

“We had our share of damage from the storm, and we obviously had some outages, but the heavier damage was elsewhere,” Town Emergency Management Director Dan Warzoha said Wednesday. “If you look at areas like New Fairfield and Danbury and Brookfield, they’re not going to be able to get power back for some time because of all the tree damage.”

At the height of the storm, Metro-North suspended service on the New Haven Line for several hours. When trains began running again in Connecticut Tuesday evening, they did so with lengthy delays.

No injuries were reported in Greenwich during the storm. Warzoha said the damage in Greenwich was caused by “the usual suspects,” with downed trees and limbs pulling down power lines.

At the storm’s peak Tuesday, nearly 2,000 customers in town were without power. A total of 11 roads were fully closed, with others partially closed, because of damaged, hanging wires.

The town did not activate any of its emergency shelters. Residents can visit the libraries or the town’s civic centers to charge electronics during regular business hours if they do not have power, Warzoha said. Additionally, the town’s public safety complex is open 24 hours for people to charge personal electronics in the lobby if needed.

On Wednesday morning, Eversource Energy reported 880 customers in Greenwich were without electricity. By late afternoon, 682 customers in Greenwich were still without power as repairs continued. Statewide, more than 79,000 customers were in the dark, down from a high of over 125,000. Many of the outages were in the greater Danbury area.

In some towns, including New Fairfield, Southbury and Seymour, more than 90 percent of customers were without power Wednesday evening.

In Greenwich, Eversource reported heavy tree damage in areas including Railroad Avenue in downtown Greenwich and Will Merry Lane in the backcountry.

Trees fell outside of Town Hall on Field Point Road near Sound View Tuesday night, cutting off access. A fallen tree also blocked the entrance to Byram Park. Those areas were cleared by Wednesday, and Town Hall was able to open on time.

The main priority was clearing Parsonage Road, where a fallen tree blocked access and power was out, Warzoha said. The Nathaniel Witherell, which is located on Parsonage, was running on generator power, he said.

“Between our town tree crews and the Eversource tree crews, the work is ongoing, but we still have a few things ahead of us,” Warzoha said.

All of Greenwich’s public schools and major private schools opened on time on Wednesday. Problems with power outages and storm damage caused school closures and delays in other portions of the state.

According to Eversource spokesman Mitch Gross, crews would continue to work throughout Wednesday to restore service to all of Greenwich. Additional crews have been brought in from New Hampshire and Massachusetts, he said, and Eversource was also using private contractors.

“We are very busy right now and will continue to be busy,” Gross said. “We are continuing our restoration efforts, and we are doing it as quickly as we can. Fortunately Greenwich is not one of the areas where there is so much damage that roads are impassable. (Blocked roads make) it impossible for us to get our work crews there until the tree damage is cleared.”

A 41-year-old woman in New Fairfield and an unidentified man in Danbury died during the severe storms.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and meteorologists from the National Weather Service paid a visit to Brookfield, which they said saw the most severe damage in the state.

Malloy told residents there during a press conference that it will likely be days before power is restored.

“It will take a long time,” Malloy said. “If you get your power back quickly, you’re one of the lucky ones. I think there are going to be a lot of people without power for days we have to start contesting to that reality.”

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