Storms bring heavy rain, flooding to New Jersey

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Strong thunderstorms brought heavy rain and flooding to parts of New Jersey Tuesday.

The thunderstorms started by the afternoon and lasted through most of the evening. Several inches of rain fell.

Various roadways experienced flooding, including Route 37 in Toms River, which had to be closed for a time.

MORE: News 12 New Jersey Weather Center

A few thousand utility customers were without power for part of the day, but many saw their service restored by late Tuesday night.

Area airports also saw delays due to the storms.

Most of the precipitation had moved out of the state by Tuesday night. Conditions are expected to improve for the Wednesday morning commute.

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