Thousands Without Power After Strong Storms Roar Through NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -

Thousands of utility customers in New Jersey are without power after severe thunderstorms made their way across the state.

Crews were working Sunday to restore power to the affected customers.

But their efforts were being hampered by strong winds that were gusting as high as 50 mph. The winds knocked down trees and power lines and damaged some buildings, but no injuries were reported.

The winds were expected to continue through Sunday night, and drivers were being urged to be cautious.

The outages came after strong thunderstorms containing high winds and heavy rains soaked the state on Saturday night and continued through the overnight hours.

Nearly 46,000 customers were still without power as of Sunday afternoon.