Thousands without power, trees downed after storm hits N.J.

Thunderstorms and strong winds left thousands of utility customers without power and caused damage around New Jersey Saturday night.

In Sussex County, Jersey Central Power & Light reported 4,873 customers were without electricity as of around 7:30 p.m. The majority of the outages were in Stillwater Township, Vernon, Wantage and Hampton, according to the utility company’s website.

Scott Takac, a Jersey Central Power & Light spokesman, said crews were working to restore service but there was no immediate estimate available on when repairs would be completed.

“We’ll have crews working until power is restored,” the spokesman said Saturday night. He asked …read more

Source: Gloucester

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