At Least One Dead After Wild Weather Pounds Connecticut

May 15, 2018 - 5:50 pm


 WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) - Severe storms have pounded Connecticut, leaving at least one person dead and more than 100,000 homes and business without power.  
 Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton says a man was killed when a tree fell on his truck Tuesday afternoon. Boughton also says a teenager suffered serious injuries when he was hit by the roof of a dugout on a baseball field.  
 The storms downed trees and power lines across the state. More than 120,000 customers lost power and roads in many towns were impassible.  
 The Brookfield Police Department said on its Facebook page that First Selectman Steve Dunn had ``declared a town disaster.'' Schools in Brookfield, Danbury and other towns announced they would be closed on Wednesday due to storm damage.  
 Bradley International Airport briefly grounded flights and Metro North temporarily suspended some train service.  


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