In Rumson, between 500 and 1,000 customers of Jersey Central Power & Light were without electrical service at 1:30 p.m., the utility reported.
In Red Bank, above right, wind knocked down a tree that tore out the electrical service to a house at 81 Linden Place, causing the closure of the westbound portion of the street.
Red Bank police closed West Front Street between Broad Street and Maple Avenue over a hazardous utility pole condition. The street was reopened at 5:30 pm.
Estimated power restoration times were not immediately available on JCP&L’s online outage map.
Travel on the North Jersey Coastline was delayed by a tree that fell on the rails in Middletown, NJ Transit reported.
The strong winds, gusting at speeds up to 60 miles per hour, prompted a National Weather Service wind warning that will remain in effect until 6 p.m. (Click photos to enlarge.)