2 Dead, Thousands Without Power After Storms Strike

May 16, 2018 - 10:20 am

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Powerful thunderstorms that swept through Connecticut are being blamed for at least two deaths and knocking out power to tens of thousands of customers.

More than 90,000 customers of the state's two major utilities remained without power on Wednesday morning, most of them in the western part of the state. An Eversource spokesman says it may take days to get power back to everyone.

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton says a man was killed in the city Tuesday when a tree fell on the truck he had taken refuge in to escape the storm.

State police say a tree fell on a car in the neighboring town of New Fairfield, killing one person.

No names were released.

The storms brought down trees that blocked roads and forced school closures and delays.