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Storms cause power outages in New Jersey

Local News | Jul 09, 2014

Storms cause power outages in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Utility crews are busy and some commuters will face delays after severe thunderstorms rolled through New Jersey, downing trees and knocking out power.

There are little more than 24,000 homes and businesses without electricity Wednesday morning.

Public Service Electric and Gas Company is reporting about 13,000 customers without service, mainly in Burlington and Camden counties. JCP&L has 8,700 customers, mostly in Monmouth County and Atlantic City Electric is reporting nearly 2,300 customers, mainly in Gloucester County.

New Jersey Transit’s Montclair-Boonton Line trains are running up to an hour late. The railroad can only use a single track because of overhead wire repairs.

Humid conditions are forecast to continue Wednesday and more storms are possible.

Forecasters warn there’s a moderate threat for rip currents.