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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.

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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.


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