New Jersey

High Winds Knock Out Power to Thousands

A storm system packing heavy wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph slammed the area overnight leading to thousands of people being left in the dark.

Before sunrise Sunday more than 50,000 customers were without power across the tri-state area as heavy winds and storms knocked down trees and wires from Delaware to New Jersey.

Bucks County, Pennsylvania seemed to get the worst of it as nearly 32,000 customers had no power at one point. The Bucks outages were part of the about 45,000 PECO customers without power. Another 4,000-plus PPL Electric customers -- most in Lehigh and Northampton counties -- lost power though most had it back by late morning.

Over in New Jersey, more than 4,000 PSE&G customers had no power as of 3 p.m. – most in North Jersey – and more than 2,000 AC Electric customers lost power with most in Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties.

Delaware’s Delmarva Power reported more than 12,000 outages with more than half in New Castle County.

By late Sunday night power was restored to most homes across the area.

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