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National Weather Service confirms tornado hit Stanhope and Hopatcong

STANHOPE, NJ (Sussex County) – A powerful storm slammed through Northwest New Jersey Tuesday night, carving a path of destruction.

The National Weather Service Team in Sussex County has determined that the storm damage in Stanhope and Hopatcong was caused by an EF1 (86 -110 mph) tornado. The team has yet to determine specifics such as path length, width, and maximum wind speed.

Lenape Valley Regional High School in Stanhope sustained some damage from the tornado.

As of Wednesday afternoon, about 7,000 customers remained without power in Warren, Morris and Sussex Counties, according to Jersey Central Power & Light.

(Photo: Tree down on Unger Road in Stanhope/Courtesy Pamela Ciliento)

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

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