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Storm Gusts Top 50 MPH; Power Out; Roads Closed

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Tree limbs down (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Tree limbs down (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A storm system with wind gusts clocked at over 50 mph knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses in Connecticut.

Heavy rain also led to some flooding. State police said they had to close Interstate 95 in Norwalk in both directions for a time Tuesday night because of the high water on the highway.

At the peak of the storm, more than 40,000 customers of Northeast Utilities and United Illuminating were without power, mostly due to falling tree limbs that took down power lines. More than 20,000 customers remained without electricity Wednesday morning.

No serious injuries were reported, though police in West Haven say they had to help two people get out of a car on Winslow Drive after a tree fell on it.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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