A fierce storm moved into Sussex county at about 4:15 yesterday afternoon and did serious damage before tapering off close to 7:15pm. The New Jersey Herald reports that nearly 50,000 JCP&L customers in Sussex, Warren and Morris counties lost power. Listeners to WNNJ reported downed trees and power lines in the area.
A bolt of lightning left a hole in the roof of a car dealership in Newton.
JCP&L spokesperson Ron Morano told the Herald that additional crews are headed to our area to assist in restoring power.