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VIDEO: Storms Cause a Big Mess in Woodbridge

The results of the fast-moving storm had emergency personnel on the move Thursday night.


The result of a rabid thunderstorm that moved through Thursday night was toppled trees, downed powerlines, and general havoc.

Within minutes of a series of lightning strikes, power went out and tree limbs crashed down. Sheets of rainwater caused backups on Route 9. Police and firefighters were out in force, roping off powerlines on the ground and directing traffic away from tree limbs torn away by the strong winds.

In Woodbridge Proper, the light at the Route 35 and Main Street intersection was feebly blinking while a block away, a was cordoning off a tree limb on the roadway. 

A Florida Grove Road home had a tree on its property virtually cut into two by the storm; Perth Amboy police were keeping traffic away from the area. In Fords, another tree apparently struck by lightning entered the roof of a two-family dwelling, while the rest of the tree crashed on cars parked in the driveway.

Approximately 2,000 residents in Middlesex County lost power due to the storm, PSE&G said in a statement on their website. 

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Sara July 27, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Oh man, that sucks that the tree fell on his car. I was amazed at the wind. I have never heard it hit my house so hard even during Irene. It was so sudden, too. Those are spectacular shots of the lightning on that video.

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