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Wild weather hits tri-state area

August 2, 2009 8:12:39 PM PDT
Another round of severe weather hammered New Jersey on Sunday, spurring flooding in many areas that left dozens of cars submerged and briefly trapped some people in their vehicles. Northern areas were hit hardest by the storm, which contained heavy rains, strong winds and dangerous lightning. Delays of up to two hours were reported at Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday afternoon and were expected to continue through the night.

A tornado warning was issued for Mercer County, where the storms destroyed a Civil Air Patrol operations trailer and damaged three airplanes at Trenton-Mercer Airport, but no other problems were reported before the advisory expired.

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The flooding forced the closure of numerous roadways, while minor to moderate flooding was reported at several small rivers and creeks. Meanwhile, sporadic power outages left a few thousand utility customers without electricity.

The storms were expected to finally leave the region sometime Monday morning.


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