Several trees were reported on the roadway after a windy thunderstorm hit the Lakewood and surrounding areas.
Lighting strikes as well have been reported in different areas around town.
First, reports came in that a tree exploded after being hit by lightning on South Lake Drive and Gobar Way. The area looked like a mess while people driving by were seen on video helping clear the roadway.
Moments later the fire Department was dispatched to investigate a lightning strike at the Spirits liquor store on Route 9 and Kennedy Boulevard.
While investigating the lightning strike a loud explosion was heard from a transformer that exploded at the neighboring Shell gas station.
For 2000 JCP&L Lakewood customers are reportedly out of power due to the storm. If you are suffering from an outage call 1-888-LIGHTSS immediately to report it. Estimated restoration is currently set at 9:30 pm.
Motorists are being asked to use extreme question and to avoid travel if necessary.
LNN reminds you to secure your Sukkah as the storm is expected to continue through the night.