Overnight storm knocks out power for thousands of people in North Jersey

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An overnight storm knocked out power for thousands of people in North Jersey Monday morning. By 10 a.m. much of the power was restored.

“It is a pretty lethal mix of a lot of stuff, depending on where you are, that’ll look like snow, freezing rain, sleet, heavy rains, potentially high tides, high winds up and down the state,” Gov. Phil Murphy said at a press briefing Sunday. “Risk of power outage, risk of coastal flooding, maybe even some inland flooding ... the combination adds up to a real messy 14 to 16 hours.”

Winds were projected to reach up to 40 mph in the area.

The National Weather Service New York warned drivers to take it slow.

"While the rain tapers, winds remain blustery as our storm system tracks north," the service tweeted.

More than 3,000 customers were without power at the start of Monday morning. Here are the latest power outage numbers from PSE&G and JCPL&L as of 9:30 a.m.:

  • Passaic County: 263 customers affected.

  • Bergen County: 189 customers affected. Elmwood Park had more than 900 customers affected.

Morris, Essex and Sussex counties each had fewer than 200 customers affected.

Check back for more on this developing story.

Joshua Jongsma is a breaking news editor for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to all the major news happening in North Jersey, subscribe here. To get breaking news directly to your inbox, sign up for our newsletter.

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