New Jersey power outage Tens of thousands of homes and businesses in New Jersey were left without power on Tuesday afternoon as temperatures soared into the 90s during the latest heatwave to hit the states.
The cause of the outages was not immediately available as of 16:30 Isolated storms are expected to hit the state this afternoon and evening. Sussex rural electric outage
The vast majority of outages – more than 62,000 – were reported by JCP&L, mainly in Sussex and Morris counties
The high temperatures were expected to send energy demand soaring today as parts of the state hit the eighth day of the heatwave.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat warning for parts of 18 counties until 8 p.m. Only the areas immediately offshore Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Monmouth are not covered by the advisory.