Storm moves out of tri-state; flooding in parts of New Jersey

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NEW JERSEY — Commuters should watch for slippery roads as the overnight storm moves out of the tri-state area.

The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for New York City, Long Island, coastal Connecticut and southeast New York until 4 a.m. Wind gusted over 50 mph and may cause difficult and dangerous driving conditions.

A Flood Advisory for New York City and Nassau County and southern Westchester County was issued until 2:30 a.m. An advisory is still in effect for in northeastern New Jersey through 7 a.m.

Showers and thunderstorms that moved through Wednesday night into Thursday morning caused major power outages and downed tree limbs.

The tornado watch for Mercer County in central New Jersey, and in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Cloucester and Salem Counties in southern New Jersey was cancelled after 11 p.m.

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ConEdison, PSE&G and PSEG Long Island reported thousands of people without power Thursday morning due to strong winds and heavy rain taking down power lines and trees.

PSE&G emailed customers Wednesday afternoon to warn of "challenging conditions" caused by high winds and heavy rain.  Additional electric and gas workers will be standing by in case of outages caused by wind or flooding.

The utility company advised that customers keep at least a gallon of water, a three-day supply of non-perishable food, flashlight and extra batteries and a first aid kit.

To report downed wires or power outages, call PSE&G's Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG. You can also report power outages by texting OUT to 4PSEG (47734), or logging into My Account on, PSE&G's mobile-friendly website. Once logged in to My Account, you can view the status of an outage as well.