Lightning, strong winds cause severe damage across Union County

Strong winds brought down trees and power lines in Union County Wednesday night.

News 12 Staff

Jul 23, 2020, 3:50 PM

Updated 1,369 days ago

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Strong winds brought down trees and power lines in Union County Wednesday night.
Public Service Electric and Gas Company crews worked to restore power on Donsen Lane in Scotch Plains. Strong winds took down trees, and a lightning strike hit one of the power poles, according to neighbors.
The Ash Brook Golf Course remained closed so debris could be removed from the greens. No structural damage occurred to the clubhouse, but large branches littered the putting green and some of the fairways.
In South Plainfield, strong winds from the same storm knocked down a large branch and wires across Woodland Avenue, closing it for most of the morning.
The worst damage was on South End Parkway in Plainfield where the strong winds took down a large tree, which fell onto the rear of a home and knocked a hole in the roof.
The homeowner says she watched it sway back and forth several times from an upstairs window, until she heard the cracking sound and watched it come right for her. No one was hurt, but the Red Cross is helping her while the damage can be assessed.

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