Severe weather pummels northern NJ

(AP) - Severe thunderstorms flooded highways, downed trees and knocked out power across a broad swath of northern New Jersey Wednesday. Flooded underpasses forced the closure of stretches of theGarden

News 12 Staff

Jul 30, 2009, 3:33 AM

Updated 5,472 days ago

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(AP) - Severe thunderstorms flooded highways, downed trees and knocked out power across a broad swath of northern New Jersey Wednesday.
Flooded underpasses forced the closure of stretches of theGarden State Parkway at midafternoon Wednesday in Irvington andNewark. Portions of Route 287 in Edison and Route 280 in WestOrange were flooded as well.
The storms also knocked out power to more than 25,000 customersand caused airport and commuter rail delays.
The National Weather Service is investigating reports that atornado touched down in Sussex County.
Kristin Kline, a weather service meteorologist, said the agencylikely will send to crew to the Wantage area to determine whatcaused extensive wind damage there.


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