SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ — Fast winds could blow around unsecured objects, knock down tree limbs and cause power outages Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service said.

Northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph are anticipated to gust at up to 50 mph, the Weather Service said in a wind advisory in effect 4 p.m. Monday to 10 a.m. Tuesday.

With the ground soggy from rain and melting snow, the forecasters also warned of the potential for trees to become uprooted.

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“Due to snow melt and recent rainfall some tree root systems may be somewhat compromised potentially leading to some uprooted trees,” the advisory said.

The advisory applies to parts of Union, Middlesex, Essex, Bergen and Passaic counties, among other regions.

To report service disruptions in Westfield, residents may call the following utilities:

  • Comcast/Xfinity: 800-934-6489
  • Elizabethtown Gas: 800-242-5830
  • New Jersey American Water: 800-272-1325 or 800-652-6987
  • PSE&G: 800-436-7734 or click here.
  • Verizon: 800-827-4966

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