CONNECTICUT, USA — As the remnants of the season's first nor'easter head out, it's left power outages across the state.
Power outages as of 5 a.m. Thursday.:
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The storm and its wind, which extended into Wednesday morning, brought down trees onto powerlines.
Talcott Mountain State Park in Simsbury was also closed for a few hours Wednesday due to storm damage but has since been reopened.
Smith Elementary School in New Britain had to cancel classes for the rest of the day due to losing power. Students were dismissed at 12 p.m. and all after-school programs and activities were also canceled.
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Hurricane-force wind gusts left 425,000 people without power in Massachusetts and forced the closure of bridges, ferries and schools. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency reported the widespread power outages Wednesday morning. Areas along the coast experienced wind gusts of 80 mph to 90 mph. The storm can be felt as far north as Nova Scotia.
Former FOX61 reporter Jill Konopka shot this video in Boston Wednesday morning.
In 2011, Connecticut also faced a damaging nor'easter just before Halloween. That storm brought heavy, wet snow which had clung to lingering leaves after a late-foliage season. That storm plunged nearly a million people in the dark and some faced no power for two weeks.
No snow was reported with Tuesday's storm.
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