Heavy winds topple trees, poles and power lines across New Jersey towns

JCP&L has been in storm mode all day today as they worked to clear wires and reopen roads, according to police.

Lanette Espy and Lauren Due

Feb 29, 2024, 10:37 AM

Updated 50 days ago

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Crews made cleanup efforts Thursday in many New Jersey towns after high winds and near-50 mph gusts overnight knocked down power lines, poles and trees.
Denville police told News 12 that a tree came down in the storm pulling power lines down with it. They say wires were across the lanes of Route 46, which forced the highway to close this morning.
The power lines have since been removed from the roadway, and Route 46 reopened in both directions. No injuries were reported.
JCP&L has been in storm mode all day today as they work to clear wires and reopen roads, according to police.
As crews are still working and cleaning up across the state, residents are being reminded to not drive over wires or touch them.


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