Storms Bring Heavy Rain & Damage To New Hope-Lambertville Area

Strong storms brought heavy rain, gusty winds, and power outages to the New Hope-Lambertville area, causing downed trees and limbs.

A view of New Hope Borough and the Delaware River from Lambertville on Tuesday morning.
Credit: USGS

Strong storms pushed through the New Hope-Lambertville area with heavy rain and gusty winds Monday through early Tuesday.

Approximately 15 PECO customers were left in the dark following the storms between New Hope Borough and Solebury Township. In the City of Lambertville, Jersey Central Power and Light reported as many as two dozen customers were in the dark due to the storm, according to outage maps.

By Tuesday at 8 a.m., about 20 customers in the City of Lambertville remained in the dark. City emergency management officials said restoration is expected by 6 p.m.

Readers reported limbs and even some trees down in the area due to the storms.

The storms brought gusty winds, heavy rain, lightning strikes, and even reports of small hail in parts of Bucks County.

The storms in the City of Lambertville brought down a tree and limbs in the area of the North Union Street Lot, which public works, police, and firefighters responded to. The city said a tree service will work on Tuesday and Wednesday to clean up the parking lot.

The National Weather Service warned of strong thunderstorms Monday night and early Tuesday.

The National Weather Service reported the storms brought 2.1 inches to the City of Lambertville.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey gauge along the Delaware River in the City of Lambertville, the river was swollen, but it was far away from flood stage.

The National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center said a risk of “showers and moderate to severe thunderstorms” will remain for the area on Tuesday through Wednesday morning.

“The hazards associated with these thunderstorms are frequent lightning, severe thunderstorm wind gusts, hail, and a minimal threat of tornadoes,” forecasters said.

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