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VIDEO: Intense Storm Strikes Ridgewood, Glen Rock

Between 501 and 2,000 without power in Glen Rock and Ridgewood, according to PSE&G.

No tornados were seen in Ridgewood or Glen Rock, but the two municipalities didn't exactly escape without damage.

Heavy winds and rain knocked branches down late Saturday afternoon (see the video above), closing streets and knocking out power for at least 1,000 homeowners.

Bergen County remains under a tornado watch until 9 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

About a dozen smaller roads in Ridgewood are closed or partially closed due to downed branches, Ridgewood Police Lt. Todd Harris said. All of the main arteries, however, are open. Police have cordoned off the affected streets and are awaiting response by PSE&G, he said.

Between 501 and 2,000 homes are without power in the village, according to the PSE&G outage map.

A large tree branch fell near the intersection of Maple and Ackerman avenues in Glen Rock, closing Maple Avenue.

Another tree branch toppled onto the train tracks between Rock Road and Ackerman Avenue at around 6 p.m., according to witness Boyd Loving. Train service was delayed about 45 minutes on the Bergen Line as crews removed the branch, Loving said.

Glen Rock police could not be reached Saturday around 6:45 p.m. 

The PSE&G outage map shows between 501 and 2000 homes without power in the borough.

Boyd A. Loving September 09, 2012 at 09:37 PM
Here we go again; residents in Ridgewood are again just piling storm debris at the curb without any regard to scheduled pick up days, nor requirements related to the bundling and tying of branches. Let's see if anyone is issued a summons this time.
jp1 September 09, 2012 at 11:31 PM
You must be kidding , the village does not do any enforcement. Ride down Berkshire road just before midwood debris has been out there 10 days and nothing.
Andrea cagney September 09, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Even worse in my opinion they allow commercial construction on Sunday like today at the Chase bank on Godwin avenue. Doesn't anyone realize these are quality of life issues and should be the reason for high taxes!?
longtimer66 September 10, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Many people also putting debris and junk in or near storm drains. It needs to stop. This is far more impt than commercial construction on Sundays, btw-- it affects everyone and just makes a bad situation worse in many areas. Enforcement - not to mention common sense -- is very needed. I did see a street sweeper on Pleasant Sunday around 4pm. Don't know what else they swept but plenty of main streets could use it, not to mention side streets.


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