Three confirmed dead after severe storms in the Northeast

Powerful Northeast Storms Kill Two, Snarl Commutes, Knock Out Power to Thousands

At Least 2 Dead, Thousands Without Power After Violent Storms Slam US Northeast

In New Fairfield, officials said a 41-year-old woman was killed when a tree fell on her vehicle.

In Connecticut, a man was killed when a tree fell on his truck.

Hundreds of thousands of people remained without power in the U.S. Northeast on Wednesday after ferocious storms packing fierce winds and hail battered the region, killing three people. The risk of flooding continues in the area Wednesday. A teenager also suffered serious injuries when he was hit by the roof of a dugout on a baseball field, Boughton said.

In Connecticut and NY, the storms turned deadly. "They could be live".

Downed trees and utility poles impacted MA as well, though the severity did not reach the level reported in other northeast regions.

In New Jersey, several lighting strikes led to structure fires. Some schools cancelled classes or delayed their openings.

Powerful Northeast Storms Kill Two, Snarl Commutes, Knock Out Power to Thousands

At Grand Central Station in NY, line service for Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven were suspended due to the storms, the station's Twitter feed said. Concourses were packed with passengers waiting for service to resume.

The tracks of the Maryland Rail Commuter train appeared to have gone down after a drainage culvert collapsed, county emergency management spokeswoman Vivian Laxton said.

In New York, the line of storms pushed through Tuesday afternoon causing havoc right at rush hour.

A tornado watch was issued this afternoon for upstate NY, the Hudson Valley, northeast Pennsylvania, western Connecticut, Massachusetts and southern Vermont.

The severe storms have ended, but more rain is expected in the region Wednesday.

Rainfall totals likely will be the highest in the mid-Atlantic, where more than 4 inches is possible in certain spots.

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