One man is dead, thousands are without power and many streets are closed after a strong line of thunderstorms swept through Connecticut Sunday afternoon.

Police have identified the 54-year-old man killed by a fallen tree limb as David L. Schmerzler of Fairfield. Schmerzler died Sunday after his car was hit by a fallen tree limb.Officers found Schmerzler unconscious in the driver seat.

Fairfield Police Capt. Robert Kalamaras said the vehicle was pulling into the driveway of his Sturges Road residence around 2 p.m. Sunday when the limb fell on top of the car. He was taken to Norwalk Hospital, where he pronounced dead at 3:18 p.m.

Fairfield police said that most roads had re-opened, but tree limbs and other debris may still be on the side of the road. Police dealt with one fatality during the storm when a tree struck a resident's vehicle and later responded to a deck collapse on Rhode Island Avenue that injured six people.

Just before 7:30 a.m. Monday, Eversource was reporting 2,8580 customers without power. The outages include 602 in Westport, 397 in Norwalk, 205 in Stamford, 43 in Darien, 42 in Weston and a handful in Redding, Wilton and New Fairfield.

Other Connecticut towns with a high number of outages include New Britain with 912 and East Lyme with 452.

United Illuminating reported 168 customers are also without power in Fairfield. At one point Sunday, nearly a quarter of Fairfield customers lost power.

In Westport, police are urging residents to stay home as the clean-up and repairs are conducted. “If you must be on the road, please drive with caution and do not attempt to go around police tape and/or barricades,” said Sgt. David Librandi.

“As a result of power outages the traffic control signals are still not functional at the Sherwood Island Connector. All Town agencies are diligently working to alleviate these conditions in partnership with Eversource. At this time over 35 roads have been re-opened, and work will continue through the overnight hours,” Librandi said Monday morning.

Closed Westport roads are 106 Beachside Avenue, Beachside Avenue @ Sasco Creek, 6 Clapboard Hill Road, 34 Colony Road, Compo Beach Entrance, Compo Road South @ Bradley,101 Cross Highway, Ford Road @ Michele Lane, 235 Greens Farms Road, 23 Hillandale Road, 119 Hillandale Road, 30 Hillspoint Road, 90 Hillspoint Road, Long Lots Lane, 1 Long Lots Road, 30 Long Lots Road, Long Lots Road @ Morningside Dr North, 30 Morningside Drive South, Rabbit Hill @ Sipperley’s Hill, 16 Salem Road, Saugatuck Avenue @ Duck Pond Road, Spicer Court @ Spicer Road, Warnock Drive @ Easton Road, Weston Road @ Lyons Plains and 60 Weston Road.

In Stamford, the 200 block of Woodbine Road, Reservoir Lane and Laurel Road are closed, according to Stamford police. There are no road closures in the highly-traveled downtown area as Monday morning, police said. Shortly after the storm High Ridge Road in the area of Alma Rock Road was closed in all directions due to trees and wires down. The area has since re-opened.

New Canaan police are reporting that there was some damage caused by the storm, but no roads are closed as of Monday morning.

Power had been restored by Monday morning to most of those left in the dark in New Canaan Sunday afternoon. The number of those without power was down to 135 on Monday from a peak over 450.

The New Canaan Fire Department responded to Millport Avenue after a tree fell on an apartment building, damaging two units.

Across the border in Norwalk, Route 123 was completely blocked by trees and power lines.

Darien police said crews are still working on downed power lines on Route 136, Tokeneke Road at Old Farm Road with the roadway closed. There is no estimate on when the road will reopen. Several busy roads were after the storm blew through, Darien police. All of the major thoroughfares except for Route 136 have re-opened.

Wilton police said Belden Hill Road that was closed after the storm reopened Monday morning.

Greenwich police reported no roads closed on Monday morning. Eversource reported 23 customers were still without power Monday morning.

While some towns saw strong winds and heavy rains, some communities got nothing a few miles away.

Danbury airport had .56 of an inch of rain; Darien, .043 of an inch; Norwalk .40 of an inch. Areas like Seymour only saw 0.01 of an inch.

The National Weather Service reported a gust of 61 mph at Saugatuck Shore.

Monday will be a good weather day for any cleanup needed from the storms.

“Sunny skies are expected on Monday with more comfortable conditions as high pressure builds south from Canada,” the NWS said. “Highs on Monday will climb into the lower and middle 80s. Temperatures will gradually warm and become more uncomfortable as dew points rise into the middle of the week as the high moves offshore and a southerly flow develops. Other than a few isolated showers and thunderstorms Tuesday, expect dry conditions.”