Strong storms uproot trees, cause power outages in Morristown

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MORRISTOWN -

Strong thunderstorms moved across New Jersey Friday, causing power outages and flooding around the state.

One area of the state particularly impacted by the storms was the historic section of Morristown. Storms uprooted several trees and left about 7,000 residents without power.

“The amount of rain was like a wall of water,” said Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty.

MORE: News 12 New Jersey Weather Center

A 75-feet tall tree came down on South Street near St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. The tree fell on a vehicle that was being driven by a teenager. The teen was unhurt, but the car was crushed.

South Street was closed for a few hours while the tree was cleared away. The road has since reopened.

Jersey Central Power & Light says that power has been restored to a majority of residents.

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