UPDATE: Gusty Winds Cut Power To Thousands In NorthWest New Jersey

Strong winds continue to blow through NorthWest New Jersey this morning(4/3/16) cutting power to thousands of JCP&L customers, according to the utility company.

UPDATED: As of 1:45 PM, JCP&L reporting 1,708 customers in Sussex County, 3,283 customers in Warren County, 13,808 customers in Morris County and 3,418 customers in Hunterdon County are without power.

“We are experiencing power outages due to severe weather and are assessing damage. We will provide estimated restoration times when they are available,” according to JCP&L.

To report a power outage to JCP&L call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877).

Driving could be difficult with the strong winds, particularly in high-profile vehicles, and forecasters advised securing lightweight outdoor objects such as patio furniture and garbage cans.

Here is a list of wind gusts that were reported at the following airports in New Jersey:
SUSSEX 5:53 AM 36 mph
NEWARK 5:51 AM 55 mph
ANDOVER 5:54 AM 30 mph
MORRISTOWN 5:35 AM 41 mph
SOMERSET 5:53 AM 35 mph

A High Wind Warning remains in place through noon across all of NorthWest New Jersey.

By: Jay Edwards
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