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Nor'easter Topples Trees, Causes Power Outages Through New Jersey, Staten Island

July 22, 2018 - 8:40 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Most of the city seems to have escaped the worst of the nor’easter.

Rain totals in Newark reach nearly 2-inches, while JFK and Central Park saw just under an inch. There were also some reports of wires down, and a tree hit a building in Roselle Park, New Jersey.

As 1010 WINS’ Sam Liebman reported, the tree swiped some bricks off an apartment building and blocked a driveway. It had been planted just outside the fence of a neighboring home, whose owners worried it might topple over one day.

Damage was minimum Sunday morning, aside from power outages in Staten Island and central Jersey, which took the brunt of the storm.

Con Edison announced early Sunday that 200 customers in Westchester were without power while 900 were in the dark in the five boroughs, with Staten Island taking the hardest hit. PSEG Long Island was also working to restore power to about 1,100 homes.

In New Jersey, JCPL said 24,000 customers were without power, and PSE&G announced it was experiencing power outages to 14,000 homes. Monmouth, Middlesex and Union counties were the most affected.

Thunderstorms are still predicted to begin again later in the day, and the city is still anticipating a week of rain.

Temperatures should remain constant around 70 degrees for the week.