stormyskiesclouds0609011825 Severe Weather Leaves Tens Of Thousands Without Power

Cloudy skies over Farmington, after the storm moved through Thursday, June 9, 2011. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

BERLIN, Conn. (AP) –  A line of powerful thunderstorms sweeping across Connecticut knocked out power to more than 140,000 homes.

At about 7:30 Thursday night, Connecticut Light & Power said more than 130,000 homes and businesses had lost electricity.

At the same time United Illuminating reported an additional 12,000 customers without electric service.

Crews were working to restore power.

Some of the hardest-hit areas were in northwestern areas of the state.

Officials say high winds and heavy rain brought down tree limbs on power lines.

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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