Emergency services received numerous calls for reports of over a dozen downed trees across roads and on top of cars, transformer fires, and live wires on roads. There are also reports of people stuck in elevators waiting for emergency responders to free them. At least one tree crashed through a home, causing severe damage.
Two people were trapped in at least one vehicle struck by a tree felled by heavy winds. Luckily, nobody was injured and they were successfully extricated from the vehicle after power was cut to the nearby lines – over an hour later.
Over 16,000 homes in Lakewood are currently without power as they await JCP&L crews to be dispatched.
If you see live wires on the ground, call 9-1-1 and JCP&L immediately.
Emergency services are on alert as they experience high call volume due to the many simultaneous emergencies occurring across town.
It is estimated that the storm caused well over $1 million damages across Lakewood.