Nor’easter socking New Jersey with rain, strong winds

New Jersey is getting socked by a nor’easter that’s expected to drop a few inches of rain and spawn powerful winds that could knock down trees and power lines.

Rain continued to fall over most of the state on Monday night and was expected to continue through Tuesday afternoon. That was slowing down the evening commute, as several roads were being flooded and drivers were dealing with strong winds that were gusting up to 60 mph in some areas.

Coastal flood and high wind warnings were in effect for most areas. Scattered power outages were also being reported.

Forecasters said widespread moderate coastal flooding is expected near high tide during the afternoon and evening in Cumberland, Cape May and Atlantic counties.

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