Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

At least 2 killed as powerful storm pounds Northeast US

At least 2 killed as powerful storm pounds Northeast US

Commuters are stranded in Grand Central Terminal during the evening commute, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in NY. The house was inaccessible from downed trees.

The storms turned deadly in Danbury when a man working outside sought shelter in his truck. Firefighters used power tools in an attempt to cut away the tree and rescue the girl.

Boughton said school is canceled for Wednesday, and that a little bit over 25 to 30 percent of the city is without power. Concourses were packed with passengers waiting for service to resume.

Lightning strikes led to vehicle and structure fires in New Jersey.

Almost 500,000 customers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Virginia were without power by late Tuesday night, fewer power outages than earlier Tuesday, tracking service PowerOutage.us said.

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A man in CT was killed when a tree fell on his truck, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton told the Hartford Courant. A teenager also suffered serious injuries when he was hit by the roof of a dugout on a baseball field, Boughton said.

Two people are dead after powerful storms marched across the state yesterday.

Possible tornadoes were sighted and more than 130,000 customers lost power.

There were almost 50 reports of hail in states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and CT, the National Weather Service (NWS) said. Downed trees have been reported in Burlington.

Metro North has suspended service along some lines, including New Haven and Hudson. A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for part of Hartford County.

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