Powerful storms leave behind damage, thousands without power

Thousands of utility customers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey were without power Monday as severe storms knocked down trees and utility lines across the region.

A Tornado Watch and High Wind Warning for most the area has been canceled after winds left widespread damage throughout the area. 

A viewer photo captures a tree down in Morton, Pennsylvania.

FORECAST: Heavy rain Monday with high winds, strong storms

Roughly 5,000 utility customers in Pennsylvania were without power as of Monday evening.

High winds sent a tree toppling onto a car on Holmes Road in Morton. Fortunately, no one was injured but the car was totaled.


In New Jersey, winds dislodged part of the boardwalk in Wildwood and blew the roof off a gas station in Egg Harbor Township. High winds also damaged the historic Congress Hall in Cape May, where wind gusts peaked at 72 miles mph.

Viewer photo of Congress Hall in Cape May, New Jersey. (Zeke Orzech)

Roughly 21,000 utility customers were without power in New Jersey on Monday evening, with Atlantic, Cape May, Monmouth and Ocean counties among the hardest-hit areas.

Courtesy: Carl Schmoyer III

Sun and clouds will return on Tuesday, though temperatures will take a dip with a high of 58 degrees.


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The Associated Press contributed to this report.