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Hurricane Irene Becomes Tropical Storm Irene

(NECN) - Hurricane Irene is now Tropical Storm Irene.

The National Hurricane Center has downgraded Irene as the storm passed over New York.

Irene's maximum sustained winds are now 65 mph; however, gusts continue to be 72 mph in Fairhaven, Mass.

In Colchester, Conn., all roads are closed to traffic except for emergency vehicles.

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