Strong winds cause power outages in New Jersey town, cancel school

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Michelle Charlesworth has the latest on the power outages in Summit. (City of Summit)

There a clean up underway in New Jersey, where a powerful storm brought down trees, knocked out power and prompted a school closure.

Pictures show the damage caused Monday afternoon by strong winds in Summit.

"The wind was intense, and I felt like I was in the The Wizard of Oz," area resident Rachel Bendock said. "I just couldn't believe the leaves and the branches. I was getting hit in the side of my body with tree limbs."

Trees toppled near homes, bringing down power lines and leaving hundreds without power for several hours.

As a result, there was no school Tuesday at Franklin Elementary School.

JCP&L says power was restored to all customers by 3 p.m.

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