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Tornado Warning Ends In New Jersey, Severe Weather Leaves Thousands Without Power Across Tri-State – CBS New York

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There were some tense moments across New Jersey as a tornado warning was issued in several counties.

The National Weather Service was issued the warning for Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, and Somerset Counties in until 12:30 a.m. Friday morning.

Severe thunderstorm warnings have now been issued across New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut and the extreme weather early Friday morning has left thousands without power.

CBS2 has learned that over 13,000 PSE&G customers in New Jersey have lost power; over 4,000 in Mercer County alone.

Over 26,000 Jersey Central Power & Light customers have also been by the severe storms moving through the area.

Another 21,000 PSEG Long Island customers are also without power at this hour — over 13,000 in Nassau County and 7,000 in Suffolk County.

Residents in New Jersey are being advised to seek shelter and remain indoors. It is not known at this time whether any tornadoes touched down in the state.

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Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Union Counties are now under severe thunderstorm warning until 2 a.m.

In New York, several counties in and around New York City and Long Island were also under a severe thunderstorm warning through the early morning hours.

Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Westchester Counties all saw damaging storms move through Friday morning, leaving downed trees and over 3,000 Queens Con Edison customers without power. Another 2,000 Con Ed customers in Westchester are also without power.

Connecticut’s Fairfield County was under a severe thunderstorm warning as well.

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