TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Utility crews are making progress restoring electricity after powerful storms knocked out service to some 30,000 customers in New Jersey. The state’s three major utilities say about 2,285 homes and businesses remain without service today. Locally small pockets of outages remain in Old Bridge, Long Branch, COlts Neck, Rumson, Wall, Jackson, and Brick
The storms packed powerful winds and heavy rain as they charged through the state on last night.
The National Weather Service recorded wind gusts of 55 mph off Sandy Hook, 43 mph at Trenton-Mercer Airport and 40 mph in Morristown.
The strong winds toppled trees, which downed power lines.
Forecasters are predicting milder and cooler conditions for Wednesday.
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