Storms Cause Power Outages From N.C. to Maine; 1 Killed

<i> Associated Press</i>

Thousands of customers were without electricity Sunday from North Carolina to Maine after a night of violent weather that killed one person and brought wind gusts of up to 81 m.p.h., thunderstorms and snow.

In Thomaston, N.Y., police said a 50-foot tree snapped during Saturday night’s storms and crashed atop a moving car, killing the driver. In Brooklyn, a wall collapsed at an abandoned building, forcing a cut in power to one of New York City’s subway lines for eight hours overnight.

Wind up to 60 m.p.h. in West Virginia ripped the roof off a mobile home; one woman inside suffered a broken leg.

The electrical outages, which peaked Sunday afternoon at about 350,000, were caused by fallen trees and utility poles.


The most widespread electrical outages Sunday were in Connecticut, where Northeast Utilities had about 57,000 customers still without power Sunday evening, spokesman Emmanuel Forde said.