Saturday June 23, 2012

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Severe weather swept across Connecticut, knocking out power to 37,000 at the height of the thunderstorms.

The Friday afternoon storms also toppled trees and flooded several roads. State police warned commuters to watch for water on highways.

Connecticut Light & Power says those affected by outages include about 4,000 customers in Torrington, where large hail was reported.

The second round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament in Crowell was suspended until today.

Four airplanes destined for New York City were diverted to Bradley International Air port due to thunderstorms in the region.

Ahead of the storms, temperatures were in the 90s for the third straight day in the first heat wave of the season.


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