Some Connecticut municipalities still without power following storm

BERLIN (AP) — Connecticut municipalities continue to make repairs following two tornadoes that swept through the area.

The storms downed scores of trees and power lines.

Eversource says Sunday that is has restored power to approximately 150,000 homes and businesses, adding the remaining customers will have power by midnight Monday.

The state's largest utility company says that there were nearly 300 miles of downed lines and 1,800 broken poles.

The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in Connecticut Tuesday.

The weather service said Wednesday night that an EF1 tornado with estimated peak winds of 110 mph moved along a 9½ mile path between Beacon Falls and Hamden. A second EF1 tornado with peak winds of 100 mph moved along a 4½ mile path between Southbury and Oxford.

Two people in New Fairfield and Danbury were killed in separate accidents when trees fell on their trucks, including a woman whose 3-year-old child escaped injury.

 

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