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Severe Storms Leave Thousands Without Power In Connecticut

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Thousands of customers are without power Wednesday in Connecticut after severe storms pounded the state.

Cell phone video showed Tuesdays dangerous winds bending and breaking trees in Danbury. A man living near Candlewood Lake was killed when a tree came down right on top of him.

“Ive never seen anything like this,” said witness Ralph Nero. “I dont know what I would have done, maybe jump under a car.”

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton said a teenager also suffered serious injuries when he was hit by the roof of a dugout on a baseball field.

Connecticut officials also said a man was killed Tuesday when a tree fell on his truck in New Fairfield.

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.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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