Strong winds cause downed trees, power outages across New York, New Jersey

NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- High winds brought down trees and caused power outages across the Tri-State area.

There are about 25,000 power outages, with a large share in New Jersey.

In Morris Township, a woman was struck by a tree that fell.

Officials says she is alive and receiving medical assistance attention.

Meanwhile, firefighters in Passaic had to rescue a 66-year-old driver trapped after a large tree fell on a jeep. Authorities say he sustained minor injuries.

Passaic Avenue remains closed between Boulevard and Lafayette Avenue for the removal of the tree.
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In Nutley, a large tree crashed down onto a home.

Police say a power line fully charged caught fire as smoke and flames were burning the ground where the line came down. The live wire was pulled down by a tree that came down on a house on Oak Street. Several residents are now without power.

Eyewitness News was interviewing the captain on the scene when firefighters noticed smoke coming from a wire tangled in the fallen tree.

The fire captain said the high winds are creating dangerous conditions all around.

In New York, a road was closed due to downed trees and wires in Ramapo, while the wind created headaches for restaurants in Manhattan.

An outdoor dining tent blew over on 48th Street and 10th Avenue in Hell's Kitchen.

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