Thousands without power across NJ, NY as storms, heat wave hit tri-state

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Utility crews work as power outages continue across the tri-state area.

NEW YORK — Nearly 4,500 customers were without power just before noon Wednesday across the area as the region deals with an ongoing heat wave and severe thunderstorms.

The powerful storms rolled through New York and New Jersey Tuesday afternoon and were expected to return Wednesday.

New Jersey was the heaviest hit in terms of outages, according to PSE&G. Over 2,600 customers across the Garden State were without power Wednesday around 11:30 a.m.

Essex County saw over 900 customers with no service, while Hudson and Bergen counties each had about 50 customers in the dark.

Jersey Central Power & Light reported over 1,500 customers out of service Wednesday.

In New York, ConEdison reported over 1,400 customers without power Wednesday. Queens and Brooklyn were the hardest hit, each with between 500 and 600 customers missing power. Around 230 had no service in Manhattan just before lunch.

PSE&G Long Island reported outages affecting around 430 customers.

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