Strong NJ thunderstorms knock out power, suspended NJ Transit line
A line of heavy thunderstorms early Monday morning left an impact on New Jersey with power outages and the suspension of one commuter rail line.
Over 42,000 utility customers across the state are without power as of 6 a.m., according to the respective company websites:
- JCP&L: 23,938 customers mostly in Middlesex (Monroe) Monmouth (Howell, Manalapan and Marlboro) and Ocean (Berkeley, Brick, Jackson, Manchester and Ocean Gate) counties
- PSE&G: 11,971 customers mostly in Burlington (Delran), Camden and Mercer (Hamilton) counties
- Atlantic City Electric: 6,503 customers mostly in Atlantic (Atlantic City)
Power restoration could be hindered by winds expected to gust to over 40 mph during the day, according to Chief Meteorologist Dan Zarrow.
NJ Transit suspended service on the North Jersey Coast Line in both directions in Middletown due to a fallen tree. NJ Transit bus and private carriers are accepting NJ Transit rail tickets and passes.
High standing water closed lanes on Route 35 in Belmar while a fallen tree blocked lanes on Route 34 in Holmdel.
A Tornado Watch issued for the entire state late Sunday night was lifted but there could still be some heavy rain during the morning commute, according to along with some vivid lightning and thunder.
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