New Jersey: Power lines went down during storm

The heavy thunderstorm that fiercely passed through New Jersey had as a result the fall of power lines and even trees. This was the cause of some major outages in the area, with around 4,000 customers left without power and flights at the Newark airport being cancelled or delayed.

Workers tried to manage the situation by cutting tree limbs that threatened power lines, while others were removing debris from house roofs.

The 65 miles per hour winds were strong enough to tear trees from their foundation and tumble down power lines. They were so fierce that managed to throw down a 75 foot red oak tree in Emerson, estimated to be 150 years old, which landed into a house.

The weather has calmed down now and everything is getting slowly back to normal.

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