TRENTON — Commuters faced two challenges on the roads and rails Monday morning, although it's not clear if the incidents are directly related to the overnight thunderstorms.

A fallen tree on the tracks of NJ Transit's Montclair-Boonton Line near Hackettstown caused service to be suspended in both directions between Hackettstown and Mount Olive. The tree was cleared by 7 a.m. with regular service restored.

A second tree fell on the catenary wires around 8 a.m. between Long Branch and Hazlet caused 45 minute delays on the North Jersey Coast Line

A jackknifed tractor trailer on southbound Route 287, near Exit 2 for Route 27 in Edison, blocked two lanes around 5 a.m. The closure created a multi-mile delay and was cleared by 6:30 a.m.

State Police at the Bridgewater Station said a guardrail was damaged but there was no debris spill.

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