Strong Winds Blast NJ

Gusts also expected in New York

Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010  |  Updated 7:30 AM EDT
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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!

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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.

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