Strong Winds Kill Two, Knock Out Power in Northeast
Damaging winds swept through the northeast Thursday, killing two people and knocking out power to over 100,000 customers.
Tree damages residence & power lines, closes Willowdale Road near Dracut line. pic.twitter.com/RZdEZmMYsv
— Tyngsborough Police (@TyngsboroughPD) March 2, 2017
In Oxford, MA, a 50-year-old man was killed when a tree fell on his car. A similar situation happened in Connecticut where a man was killed from a downed tree in Tolland County.
Winds gusted over 50 mph in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Foxborough, MA recorded a gust of 65 mph Thursday.
Numerous communities in southern New England are now left to clean up the debris.
— Margaret Brady (@snwqn) March 3, 2017
In Methuen, police responded to downed trees on power lines.
Farther south in Connecticut, a tree landed on a commercial van on Route 15 on the Darby and Orange line, causing injuries.
In upstate New York, schools were forced to close due to the power outages. Mechanicville City Schools were one of the few districts which closed Thursday.
High Wind Warnings and Wind Advisories were in place during the severe wind event. Winds subsided Thursday evening as cooler temperatures moved in.
For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Nick Merianos