A nor'easter delivered an early blast of wet, heavy snow Saturday that snapped tree limbs, forced road closings and knocked out power to more than half a million customers in Connecticut. The storm was blamed for one death in the state.
The storm, which caused more power outages than Hurricane Gloria in the 1980s, was also on its way to shattering October snowfall records across southern New England.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy declared a state of emergency as he urged residents to show patience with utilities that would likely take days to restore electricity. He said one person was killed in a traffic accident blamed on slippery conditions in Colchester and a state trooper was injured in a separate accident.