Storm knocks out power for over 9,000 in North Jersey

Wednesday’s storm felled trees and knocked out power for thousands of people across North Jersey.

The National Weather Service was under a wind advisory in effect until 2 a.m. Thursday for the northeastern part of the state, including parts of Bergen, Passaic and Essex counties. Wind gusts can reach up to 50 mph, the NWS warns.

“Rain is expected to end tonight and winds should calm by tomorrow morning,” Gov. Phil Murphy posted on X, formerly Twitter. “Please avoid downed trees and wires and drive with caution.”

In Bergen County at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, PSE&G had 3,475 customers without power, down from 5,587 at 9:45 p.m.

In Essex County at 11:30 p.m., PSE&G reported had 1,514 in the dark and Passaic County had 654 without power. Overall, PSE&G had 7,861 affected by outages, down from 31,854 at 9:45 p.m.

In Morris County at 11:30 p.m., JCP&L was reporting 3,497 customers without power down from 5,243 at 9:45 p.m.

Overall, JCP&L has 35,047 total customers in the dark.

In Sussex County at 11:30 p.m., JCP&L had 1,998 without power, down from 3,314 at 9:45 p.m.

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