Wind, snow down power lines in NJ

October 29, 2008 6:15:06 AM PDT
Utility crews are working to restore power to more than 30,000 customers in New Jersey. Wet snow and strong winds downed tree limbs and power lines, mainly in the northern part of the state Tuesday.

Jersey Central Power and Light says most of its outages are in Morris, Warren, Hunterdon and Sussex counties. The utility hopes to have service restored late this afternoon.

The National Weather Service says unofficial accumulations from the unusual wintry weather include 14 inches at High Point State Park, a foot in Lebanon Township, 11.5 in Mount Olive and nearly 5 inches in Hackettstown.

Forecasters say west winds with gusts from 30 to 35 mph are possible Wednesday.

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