Storm Knocks Power To 1,100 In New Milford

A fast-moving round of thunderstorm knocked power to thousands of New Jersey residents Thursday morning, May 23.

Flooding from the May 23 storm in Hackensack

Flooding from the May 23 storm in Hackensack

Photo Credit: Special to Daily Voice

PSEG was reporting approximately 2,000 outages in Bergen County (1,156 in New Milford, 398 in Paramus); 2,341 in Essex County (983 in Caldwell, 448 in West Caldwell); 1,230 in Gloucester County (1,206 in Woodbury City).

JCP&L was reporting approximately 1,300 in Franklin Township, where a downed tree closed Route 57.

JCP&L also said 1,000 residents in Lebanon were in the dark, as were 1,000 in Bethlehem. Knowlton, Hope, Liberty, and Independence had nearly 3,000 outages combined.

Orange & Rockland reported 1,920 outages in West Milford.

In Hardyston, State Route 94 was closed due to a downed tree. Early in the morning, a downed tree and downed wires closed Route 23 in Hamburg.

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