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.