Storms cause power outages in New Jersey

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A tree likely damaged by high winds came crashing down on the windshield of a driver in Englewood, New Jersey. (Kirstin Cole)

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Utility crews are busy and some commuters are facing delays after severe thunderstorms rolled through New Jersey, downing trees and knocking out power.

About 5,500 homes and businesses were without electricity Wednesday afternoon.

Public Service Electric and Gas Company reports about 2,500 customers without service, mainly in Burlington, Camden and Mercer counties. JCP&L has 3,250 customers, mostly in Monmouth County, and Atlantic City Electric is reporting about 700 customers, mainly in Gloucester County.

New Jersey Transit’s Montclair-Boonton Line trains are up to an hour late because only a single track is available due to overhead wire repairs. It’s not clear if the repairs will be completed before the evening commute, so NJ Transit and DeCamp buses are honoring rail tickets.

Overhead lines problems are also causing delays on Northeast Corridor trains between Trenton and New York City.

More storms are possible Wednesday.