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Thousands of JCP&L customers in Northwest New Jersey without power after storm brings rain, winds

NORTHWEST, NJ – Thousands of people in Northwest New Jersey were without power Wednesday after a storm brought rain and winds that knocked trees and branches onto power lines.

As of 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, more than 17,000 Jersey Central Power & Light customers were without power, the energy company’s outage tracker showed.

Here’s a snapshot of the power outages around the region from Thursday morning:

  • Hunterdon County: 2,645
  • Morris County: 3,459
  • Somerset County: 36
  • Sussex County: 1,919
  • Warren County: 2,562

“Severe weather is causing power outages. Estimated restoration time will be provided when available,” officials said.

In Hackettstown, a tree came down on a parked car on Sharp Street.

(A tree came down on a car on Sharp Street in Hackettstown. Jay Edwards for WRNJ)
(A tree came down on a car on Sharp Street in Hackettstown. Jay Edwards for WRNJ)

In Mount Olive Township, a sign was blown down.

(Photo Courtesy | Tom DuLude)
(Photo Courtesy | Tom DuLude)

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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