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20-Year-Old Man Electrocuted In Springfield, October Snowstorm Blamed

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Snow in Barre (credit: Diane Klem)

Snow in Barre (credit: Diane Klem)

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BOSTON (CBS/AP) – The October snowstorm has been blamed for three deaths across the East Coast, including a man in Western Mass.

A 20-year-old Springfield man was electrocuted when he stepped on a downed wire.

The man, who was not identified, stopped when he saw police and firefighters examining downed wires and stepped in the wrong place, police Capt. William Collins said.

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Power was out in much of Springfield and lines were down all over.

At least two other deaths — one in Connecticut and one in Pennsylvania — also were blamed on the storm.

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