Power outages follow storms in NJ

Power outages follow storms in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Thunderstorms that rumbled across southern and central New Jersey are leaving power outages in their wake.

Atlantic City Electric reports more than 5,200 customers have lost service. Jersey Central Power & Light is reporting 564 outages.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for most of the state. Forecasters are predicting 1 to 2 inches of rain will fall on rivers and streams that are swollen from earlier storms.

The state has also directed United Water to begin limited lowering of its reservoirs that include Lake Tappan, Woodcliff Lake and Oradell Reservoir.

NJ Transit is cross honoring tickets.

Newark airport is reporting gate hold and taxi delays of up to nearly an hour on departing flights and 15 minutes or less on arrivals.

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