Nor’easter knocks out power to thousands in New Jersey

IMG_2318PHOTO: A powerful nor’easter has knocked out power to thousands across New Jersey, including about 1,000 in Ocean County and in Lakewood.

The near-hurricane-type winds have toppled trees and taken down power lines across New Jersey, and official have urged caution while traveling or walking outside.

IMG_2314Utility company JCP&L warns residents to stay away from downed wires, and assume they are live. Never walk through deep waters  near downed wires.

Should you see downed wires, report them immediately to police and to JCP&L by calling 1-888-544-4877.

You can also download their app to report outages without having to call.

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  1. Is it safe to keep kids in school? Forecasted to get worse! To go out later for pick up can only be more treacherous! Are school thinking of dismissing early?

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