SOMERVILLE, NJ - Heavy winds, with 60 MPH gusts expected have moved into Somerset County, with the heaviest rain and strongest winds expected through 9 p.m.
Downed trees, tree branches and wires have been reported throughout Somerset County, with some flooding expected.
The Somerville Office of Emergency Managment reminds residents to stay away from fallen trees, branches and wires in the roadway, sidewalks or parking lots and report them by calling 9-1-1.
Downed wires should always be considered "live," according to Public Servicie Electric & Gas. The utility warns against appoaching or driving over a downed line .
"Do not touch anything it might be in contact with. If a wire falls on or near your car, stay inside the car, call 911, and do not get out until PSE&G deenergizes the line," advises a PSE&G spokesperson.
To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, do not run any gasoline powered engine, including generators and snowblowers, in a garage or any other enclosed space.
To report downed wires or power outages, call PSE&G's Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG. Also, customers can report outages by logging into their PSE&G account online or by texting "OUT" to 4PSEG (47734). The utility's mobile-friendly website includes an "Outage Map" that is updated every 15 minutes and displays the location and status of power outages in PSE&G's service area.