Thousands lose power as storms sock central NJ
FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - July 29, 2012 (WPVI) -- Thousands of utility customers in central New Jersey remained without power Sunday night after a series of severe storms moved through the region.
The first wave of storms, which contained lightning and heavy rains, knocked out power to about 30,000 customers on Saturday afternoon. And thousands more lost their service when more severe thunderstorms hit late Saturday night and early Sunday, knocking down numerous trees and power lines.
Jersey Central Power and Light says roughly 4,700 customers were still without electricity as of 7 p.m. Sunday, though the majority of customers were expected to have their service restored sometime Sunday night.
The storms also damaged several tents and the grounds at the Monmouth County Fair in Freehold Township, forcing officials to cancel the fair's final day of events on Sunday.
power outage, new jersey, local/state
- Photos: AccuWeather Maps: Snow arrives tonight
- Snow will turn the ground white again!
- Get the 6abc StormTracker app
- WATCH: Action News Online
- Mike Schmidt reveals skin cancer battle
- Police: Driver, who hit pedestrian, hit by car
- Malaysian police examine pilot's flight simulator
- Crimeans vote to leave Ukraine, join Russia 37 min ago
- NJ state police trooper among 3 injured in crash
- Police: Man strikes own brother in hit and run
- Delaware man suspected in 14 different thefts
- Berks County man stabbed to death in Bahamas
- 1 wounded in Lakewood drive-by shooting
- Book 'em! Wilmington cop donates books to kids
- Crimeans vote to leave Ukraine, join Russia
37 min ago