Castleton woman killed during windstorm

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CASTLETON — A 51-year-old woman died when a tree fell on her during an intense windstorm in Castleton early Friday morning.

The incident took place on East Creek Drive at around 7:15 a.m.

The tree is believed to have been a maple, possibly 60 feet tall.

The name of the victim has not been released at this time.

High winds ripped through the region, toppling trees and snapping limbs and power lines.

Route 30 was closed at multiple points north of the Four Corners and the fire department and police department were running on emergency generators.

More than 68,000 customers were left without electricity.

Gov. Phil Scott urged Vermonters to exercise caution and plan to be off the roads by 4 p.m. Friday, when temperatures were expected to plummet, creating icy conditions.

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