Severe storms pound Garden State with heavy rain, lightning

The Garden State took a direct hit Wednesday as strong thunderstorms and heavy rain pounded the area, leaving tens of thousands in the dark.

The Garden State took a direct hit Wednesday

The Garden State took a direct hit Wednesday as strong thunderstorms and heavy rain pounded the area, leaving tens of thousands in the dark. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

EDISON - The Garden State took a direct hit Wednesday as strong thunderstorms and heavy rain pounded the area, leaving tens of thousands in the dark.

Lightning was reported in nearly every county in the state, striking trees and homes and resulting in least one house fire in Cranford.

Flooding was reported in many areas of Union and Essex counties. 

PSE&G reported almost 35,000 customers left without power at the peak of the storm. JCP&L was working to make repairs for more than 3,000 more customers.

No injuries have been reported as a result of the storms, but more severe weather is expected Thursday.

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