Tornado Watch Issued, Severe Thunderstorms Hit Cedar Grove and Verona

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A large tree uprooted and fell on Little Falls Road Friday afternoon during severe thunderstorms that hit the area.   Credits: Jeanne Moreno
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A large tree uprooted and fell on Little Falls Road Friday afternoon during severe thunderstorms that hit the area.   Credits: Jeanne Moreno
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A large tree uprooted and fell on Little Falls Road Friday afternoon during severe thunderstorms that hit the area.   Credits: Jeanne Moreno
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Route 23 by Stevens Avenue in Cedar Grove
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East Lindsley in Cedar Grove
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Holly Lane in Cedar Grove
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Mawal Drive in Cedar Grove
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Morgan's Farm
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Route 23 in Cedar Grove
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CEDAR GROVE/VERONA, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Essex County through 10 p.m. Friday evening.

The first round of thunderstorms hit the area of Cedar Grove and Verona around 4 p.m.  producing damaging winds and heavy rains.  A large tree fell on Little Falls Road in Cedar Grove, uplifting the sidewalk as it fell.  More storms are forecasted throughout the evening. 

More damage was reported on Route 23, Morgan's Farm, Mawal Drive, East Lindsley Road and Holly Lane in Cedar Grove.  The storms also resulted in power outtages throughout the area.  

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