Wicked winds from a cold front that battered parts of the Tri-State area overnight downed treed and left thousands of homes and businesses without electricity.

A wind advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday for parts of New Jersey, New York City, Nassau County and parts of Connecticut. That means sustained winds of 30 to 39 mph or gusts of 46 to 57 mph through the afternoon hours.

Con Edison reports about 5,000 customers without power throughout New York City Thursday and over 4,000 customers out in Westchester County. NYSEG has 7,700 outages in Putnam and Westchester counties.

The Long Island Power Authority  (LIPA) reports 28,000 customers without electricity.

In New Jersey, about 45,781 customers were without power Thursday morning. Jersey Central Power & Light has the most outages, 29,469. Monmouth County is the hardest hit.

Connecticut Light & Power Co. reports about 46,800 outages Thursday morning. Nearly 2,900 homes and businesses in Clinton are in the dark, while Farmington and Tolland have about 2,000 outages apiece.

The high winds are hampering efforts to restore power in some areas.

While there are major delays are reported at New York City’s airports, passengers are advised to check with their airlines before leaving home.

Source: CBS 2 NY


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