High winds on Monday toppled trees and utility poles, damaging homes and vehicles and closing North Jersey roadways.
Among the damage:
- No injuries were reported when high winds blew off part of a Saddle Brook rooftop, blanketing a vehicle parked on President Street;
- Tenafly responders were busy with a window broken by high winds that rained glass on the sidewalk below from the second floor of the CVS on Washington Street, downed wires from a tree that toppled on Johnson Avenue and a large transformer fire at East Clinton Avenue and Woodland Street;
- Downed wires closed Route 46 in in both directions at Broad Avenue in Palisades Park ;
- A woman was slightly injured in Cresskill when a tree fell onto a house on Cedar Street;
- No injuries were reported when a tree came down on a Teaneck home and vehicle on Herrick Avenue or when another fell on a house on Tryon Avenue or when another fell on Johnson Avenue;
- A large tree took down wires at Brookside Avenue and Margaret Court in Fair Lawn , knocking out power to some area customers;
- A large tree fell onto a house on Blauvelt Drive in Oradell ;
- Another tree fell onto a house on Marion Road in Montvale ;
- Two poles came down at South Woodland Street and East Linden Avenue in Englewood , leaving live wires burning in the street;
- Bricks fell from the facade of a building at Governor and Straight streets in Paterson ; no injuries were reported;
- Downed wires closed Skyline Drive in Ringwood between Erskine Road and Greenwood Lake Turnpike;
- A transformer fire outside IFO Home Hardware in Waldwick closed a stretch of Franklin Turnpike and knocked out power to some area customers;
- Wires were down at Oak and Chestnut Ridge Road in Saddle River ;
- A downed tree made Mount Hope Road in Rockaway Township impassable.
The National Weather Service issued a high-wind watch for all but New Jersey's orthwest corner, with a sustained speed of 20 to 30 miles an hour -- and guests as high as 60 mph -- expected.
"Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines," the NWS warned. "Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for wide profile vehicles."
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