ROXBURY, NJ - Tropical Storm Isaias took a toll on travel and electrical service in Roxbury, flooding roads, downing trees and cutting power - at least temporarily - to nearly 70 percent of the township, according to Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) and authorities.
The utility said about 7,300 of its 10,269 customers in Roxbury were impacted by the storm as of 3:20 p.m. It said the high winds, which tore down branches and toppled trees throughout New Jersey and took down power lines, damaged all 17 JCP&L circuits in the township.
Many of those trees and branches ended up blocking or knocking live wires onto roads, including some major routes through Roxbury including Berkshire Valley Road, said police and Roxbury Public Works Director Rick Blood. Police said there were no serious injuries attributed to the fast-moving storm.
The storm left the area by 3:30 p.m. and sunshine returned to help residents assess property damage and clean up in the aftermath.
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