AccuWeather Alert: Damaging hail, flooding accompany storms in New York City area

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 05:25PM
Rob Nelson has the details on the damage caused by rain, wind and hail to homes in New Jersey.

NEW YORK - Strong storms packing damaging lightning and hail are moving through the New York City area Wednesday, triggering weather warnings in multiple counties.

The weather system entered the region just before noon. Warnings were issued for parts of New Jersey and Westchester County in New York.

Some warnings in effect in the region. Click here for the current list.


In Woodbridge, New Jersey, police said lightning struck a pole on West Pond Road near the Perth Amboy line. The strike caused the pole to catch fire.
In Wayne Township, police report a downed utility pole, downed wires and flooding on NJ 23. All lanes were closed and traffic has been detoured.

Large hail was reported across the area, including in Paterson, North Caldwell and Fairfield in New Jersey.

Here's video showing the hail falling in Fairfield:

The storm caused the power to go out for more than 10,000 customers in New Jersey.


* JFK: Arriving flight are delayed an average of 3 hours and 36 minutes
* Newark (EWR): Arriving flights are delayed an average of 5 hours and 51 minutes

* La Guardia (LGA): Arriving flights are delayed an average of 6 hours and 18 minutes

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