Storm causes power outages, disrupts SEPTA service

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A fast-moving storm knocked down trees and power lines, leaving thousands without power across the region Wednesday.

PECO reports the following outages:

Bucks County: 52

Chester County: 677

Delaware County: 1,957

Montgomery County: 771

Philadelphia County: 159

Action News viewer sent in this photo of the storm in Maple Shade, NJ.

Atlantic City Electric reports the following outages:

Atlantic County: 2,335

Burlington County: 154

Camden County: 252

Cape May County: 679

Cumberland County: 1,170

Gloucester County: 2,697

Ocean County: 17

Salem County: 1,356

Delmarva Power reports the following outages:

Kent County: 91

New Castle County: 1,610

Action News viewer Danielle sent in photos of a tree that fell onto a car on the 7100 block of Whitaker Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia.

Met-Ed reports the following outages:

Berks County: 56

Bucks County: 6

Chester County: 0

Lehigh County: 0

Montgomery County: 0

Northampton County: 19

Action News viewer Kevin Varady sent in this photo of downed power lines in Havertown, Pa.

PSE&G reports the following outages:

Burlington County: 2,156

Camden County: 5,739

Gloucester County: 6

Mercer County: 5

PPL Electric Utilities reports the following outages:

Bucks County: 0

Chester County: 0

Lehigh County: 1,268

Montgomery County: 1

Northampton County: 133

Six Flags Great Adventure was among the businesses that lost power.

In a statement, Six Flags Great Adventure says the power is out in Jackson Township, New Jersey, including at the park.

"Everyone is safe and no one was injured, one ride was unloaded (indoor ride). All the other rides had already been closed due to weather," the statement read.

The storm, which came through late Wednesday morning to early afternoon, saw power lines and trees fall to the ground.

Parts of South Jersey were particularly hard hit.

Strong winds sent a tree crashing into Jeannette Blake's car on Federal Street in Camden. She was inside, but somehow emerged without a scratch.

In Springfield, Delaware County, a number of larges tree fell.

One of them came crashing down onto Kara Giuffrida's car while she and her children were waiting at a red light.

"It was just a loud crash on top of my car and then glass broke on the left-hand side. I just wanted my kids to be OK and they're OK, thank God," Giuffrida said.

Not far from there, another huge tree uprooted, hitting a house on Locust Street.

Fortunately, no one was home at the time.

In Wilmington, Delaware, a tree fell onto a car on Thompson Station Road and Brandywine Creek Road around 11:30 a.m.

Arriving paramedics found a 32-year-old woman trapped inside the car.

The Talleyville Fire Company worked for 15 minutes to rescue the woman.

She was taken to Christiana Hospital in stable condition.

Action News photographer Dan Sheridan captured a large tree down on Ridge Avenue by Manatawna.

Action News sports reporter Jamie Apody says the storm was causing some trouble at an Eagles practice. " Team moved inside for today," she said.

The storm brought thunder, winds, heavy rains and even hail.

Action News viewer Kristen Lynn Lucas sent in this photo of hail from New Britain Township, Pa.

A large tent at Water Works in Center City was taken out by the storm. Action News photographer Richard Lacovara captured the scene as workers, who were setting up the tent, had to run for cover.

SEPTA suspended service on the Chestnut Hill West and Trenton lines due to Amtrak's downed wires. Both lines have resumed service.

New Jersey Transit suspended RiverLINE service both ways between the Pennsauken Transit Center and Rt. 73 Pennsauken due to a downed tree blocking the tracks for an hour Wednesday afternoon.

The Philadelphia International Airport reports departures were running an average 59 minutes late due to storms. Check flight status with your carrier.