Strong Storm Takes Down Trees, Wires – Close To 2,000 Without Power

storm lakewood tlsUPDATED: A strong storm passing through Lakewood this evening has taken down power lines and trees and has left between 500-2,000 without electricity. Moments ago, the fire department responded to the area of Leisure Village for a car fire after it was struck by lightning, fully engulfing the vehicle in flames.

Ocean Avenue is closed from New Hampshire Avenue to Clover Avenue due to a downed tree and wires.

UPDATE 11:05 PM. Ocean Avenue is expected to be closed for several hours. Follow detours.

UPDATE 11:40 PM. Power has been restored to most residents. According to JCP&L, under 500  still remain without power.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. How in heaven’s name did a CAR catch fire from lightning?? That’s actually really scary, imagine if someone would have been in there when it got hit, c”v.

    btw, does car insurance even cover a situation like that?

  2. this “new” weather patern we are in wont stop, the last 2 years we had unusual amounts of snow, strong storms ground lightning tornados in brooklyn! and a small earthquake in north jersey! (google it)

    the cooler winters and very hot summers are a patern that will continue in to next winter so hold on to your hats and ride the wind!

    we had epic snowstorms over the last 2 winters that we never really saw before in this part of the woods.. the thunder snow was one of a kind the hail we had 2 weeks ago, was an inch in size!! with winds of 70miles hr.

    hashem is showing us who runs the world!

    cant wait for winter….

  3. To still no power: Thats not true. what part of ocean are u? i drove down the streets bet 11:00 and 11:15 and all of ocean ave had power!

  4. I saw all the Volunteer stations had firemen in them. The must have left their homes and families to stand by in case. Thanks Firemen.

  5. To #8, yes insurance does cover that if you have comprehensive coverage. Which is fire, theft and vandalism. Thank God no one was injured, a car can be replaced not a life.

  6. a car struck by lightning??? engulfed in flames? vehicles are insulated will someone please prove that theory I will never believe that one

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