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After storm drenches tri-state area, thousands in NJ, NY without power

NEW YORK — Thousands of residents are without power throughout the tri-state area after heavy rain drenched parts of New York, New Jersey and Long Island.

The rain passed through the tri-state area, with the heaviest rain falling overnight, sparking multiple power outages, New Jersey being the most affected.

In New Jersey, over 6,000 JCP&L customers are without power as and nearly 900 PSE&G New Jersey customers are without power as of Sunday afternoon.

On Long Island, about 376 PSE&G customers are without power while about 429 Con Edison customers in New York City and Westchester County and about 230 customers in Orange and Rockland County have reported outages in their neighborhoods.

Crews continue to work to restore power.

Periods of thunderstorms and showers are expected to remain through the rest of the week, the NWS said.

Residents are advised to stay away from any downed power lines. Some lines were downed on 62nd Street in Glendale, Queens. Seth Heinichen found cars crushed by storm damage on Sunday.

“I woke up and looked out my window and saw three cars that were crushed by a fallen tree limb," he said. "Everything was green."

Heinichen, who was without power all day long watching food in his refrigerator spoil, has aways worried about that large tree in front of his home.

Con Ed crews worked all day to restore power to the three homes still in the dark on this block after earlier crews sawed off dangling tree limbs.

“There was nothing irreparable, Katherine Franqui, a neighbor, told PIX 11. “I’m glad no one was harmed or killed. That tree came down pretty hard."