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Storms leave thousands without power

New Jersey is bracing for another round of thunderstorms as thousands are still without power from Tuesday night’s storms.

A tree on top of a car in Lakewood following Tuesday night storm
A tree on top of a car in Lakewood following Tuesday night storm (The Lakewood Scoop)

Most of the state is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10 p.m. for stomrs that could bring more heavy rain and gusty winds.

The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center predicts some of the Wednesday storms could contain damaging winds, isolated large hail and a “rogue tornado.” 

FlightAware,com reports delays of 45-60 minutes at Newark, LaGuardia, JFK and Philadelphia being blamed on developing storms.

Utility crews have made a great deal of progress as at least 50,000 customers were without power statewide late Tuesday night.

As of 4:30 p.m PSEG reported 990 customers were still without power mostly in Burlington, Camden and Mercer counties. Earlier, PSEG in a statement said south Jersey was “hit hard” by the storms on Tuesday night and promised that their crews “will work throughout today to restore power with full restoration expected by midnight Wednesday.” 

1,370 JCP+L customers, mostly in Monmouth and Sussex counties are in the dark. “Our storm response plan is in place and crews are assessing the damage,” tweeted the utility.  Most of Atlantic City Electric’s customers were restored on Wednesday afternoon according to its outage map.

All 3 utilities urge customers to continue reporting outages.

 

NJ Transit crew works on storm damage on the Montclair-Boonton line between the Bay Street and Glen Ridge stations
NJ Transit crew works on storm damage on the Montclair-Boonton line between the Bay Street and Glen Ridge stations (@NJTransit via Twitter)

Winds gusted on Tuesday night to over 40 mph in at least 25 locations according to PhillyWX.com. The highest recorded gusts include 62 mph in Runnemede and 60 in Southampton in Burlington County. A gust of 59 mph was recorded at Philadelphia International Airport.

New Jersey Fast Traffic reports debris and downed wires on NJ Transit’s Montclair-Boonton line caused 60 minute delays for commuters on Wednesday morning. The storm also brought down a tent at the Ocean County Fair at the Robert J. Miller Airpark injuring 3 according to the Riverside Signal.

Comments to the Facebook page of the National Weather Service’s Mt. Holly office say the storms roared in with strong winds, heavy rain and frequent lightning that tapered off.

NWS investigative teams confrm tornadoes touched down near the town of Hoagland in northwestern Pennsylvania’s Mercer County,  near New Albany in Bradford County in northeastern Pennsylvania and in Smithfield, New York.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report


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