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Trees, power lines down as storms move through Northwest New Jersey

NORTHWEST, NJ – A line of quick-hitting thunderstorms that brought brief, but heavy rains and strong winds to Northwest New Jersey on Monday night toppled trees and power lines.

(Photo: A tree came down on power lines on Penwell Rd in Lebanon Township.)

As of 7:00 a.m., March 8, more than 9,000 Jersey Central Power & Light customers in Northwest New Jersey are impacted by outages.

  • 936 in Warren County
  • 711 in Sussex County
  • 6,098 in Morris County
  • 1,573 in Hunterdon County

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

Hackettstown police say three streets are still closed due to downed trees on wires:

  • East Baldwin St between is closed between Fifth St and Seventh St.
  • Sixth St is closed between East Baldwin St and East Valley View Ave.
  • Sharp St is closed between East Moore St and Franklin St.
Police offer these tips:
  • Stay away from all downed power lines and assume they are live and dangerous.
  • If you have a downed power line or another hazardous situation dial 911 immediately.
  • To report a power outage to JCP&L call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877).
  • Don’t call 911 to ask when the power will be restored during outages or to report power outages.
(Photo: A tree came down taking out a telephone pole and power lines on East Baldwin St in Hackettstown)

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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