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Strong Winds Blast NJ

Gusts also expected in New York

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    Strong Winds Blast NJ
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    It's windy, wet and cold out there, so be sure to grab an umbrella -- and a coat!

    Powerful winds downed power lines and damaged some small airplanes early Wednesday.

    TV footage shows damage to three single-engine planes, including one that flipped over at Trenton Mercer Airport in Ewing Township. Three sections of roof blew off a hangar after a wind gust of 55 mph.

    There are no reports of injuries and the airport is open.

    National Weather Service meteorologist Walter Drag says a squall line of strong winds and heavy rain blew through the state about 4:30 a.m.

    Drag says there were pockets of wind gusts between 50 to 65 mph in southern New Jersey.

    A wind advisory is in effect for the Garden State.

    PSE&G is reporting about 11,000 customers are without electricity, mainly in Camden and Burlington counties. Atlantic City Electric says more than 8,100 customers don't have power.