by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
UPDATED: Thursday, 9am
WEST ESSEX, NJ - This afternoon's thunderstorms hit West Essex particularly hard and many continue to remain without power.
Intense Flash floods, Lightning strikes, and pockets of Hail kept Fire and Police teams along with DPW crews throughout the area dealing with stranded drivers, burning live wires and continuous power outages.
The power started going out around 2:30pm this afternoon and as of 10pm, the following areas still remain without power:
Lightening Strike and Storm Damage:
Two readers shared photos from their experiences trying to navigate what should have been a short ride home from Willowbrook Mall. Wayne Police were helping drivers stuck inside their car, unable to drive.