Thousands without power as storms sweep through New Jersey

Strong storms that swept through New Jersey have knocked out power to thousands of utility customers.

The storms that hit late Wednesday morning contained heavy rains and strong winds. The storms knocked down trees and power lines, but no injuries or serious damage was reported.

No major delays were reported on the state’s major roadways, through drivers were urged to use caution.

But Camden Riverline service was briefly suspended between the Pennsauken Transit Center and Route 73 in Pennsauken due to a downed tree blocking the tracks.

Nearly 39,000 people had no power as of Wednesday afternoon. But nearly all those customers were expected to have their service restored by Wednesday night.

About 16,000 customers had no service in north Jersey, while roughly 14,000 had no power in south Jersey.

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