- Associated Press - Saturday, July 23, 2016

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) - Powerful thunderstorms with high winds have knocked out power to more than 25,000 utility customers in New England.

The National Weather Service in Taunton says several storms hit Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut on Friday night. There were numerous reports of downed electrical wires, toppled trees and flooding.

National Grid was reporting more than 10,600 customers in Massachusetts and 12,100 in Rhode Island in the dark early Saturday. In Connecticut, Eversource says nearly 3,800 have no electricity.

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