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Thousands are without power in Pennsylvania as a line of thunderstorms downed power lines and trees across Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland Wednesday afternoon.

“These storms gained strength as they approached the I-95 corridor,” said weather.com meteorologist Tom Moore, “and they maintained their strength as they passed through southern New Jersey.”

Winds gusted to 66 mph in Millville, New Jersey, Moore said, which incidentally was stronger than any reported wind gust from Tropical Storm Colin.

PECO reported more than 62,000 customers without power Wednesday afternoon in the Philadelphia area, where social media showed numerous downed trees and sparking power lines. The National Weather Service reported one utility pole, tree and wires fell onto a house in South Philadelphia.

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