Severe storms leave thousands without power in New Jersey

A series of severe thunderstorms have knocked out power to nearly 38,000 of homes and businesses in New Jersey.

The storms that rolled through the state on Tuesday contained heavy rains and strong winds, which knocked down numerous trees and power lines.

More than 17,000 PSE&G customers were without service Tuesday afternoon. Atlantic City Electric said about 12,300 customers had no power, while JCP&L had about 8,200 affected customers.

Most customers were expected to have their service restored by Tuesday night. But some may have to wait until Wednesday.

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