Storms cause power outages in New Jersey, delay trains

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TRENTON, New Jersey — Utility crews are busy and some commuters are facing delays after severe thunderstorms rolled through New Jersey, downing trees and knocking out power.

About 5,500 homes and businesses were without electricity early Wednesday night.

Public Service Electric and Gas Company reports about 1,000 customers without service, mainly in Burlington, Camden and Mercer counties. JCP&L has about 1,300 customers, mostly in Monmouth County, and Atlantic City Electric is reporting about 200 customers, mainly in Gloucester County.

New Jersey Transit's Montclair-Boonton Line trains were delayed for several hours Wednesday because only a single track was available due to overhead wire repairs. But the delays dissipated once the repairs were completed.

Overhead lines problems also caused delays on Northeast Corridor trains between Trenton and New York City.

More storms are possible Wednesday.

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