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Strong storms cross region, but flood alerts canceled

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A line of thunderstorms caused some damage and street flooding in New Jersey on Thursday, but the threat of longer, widespread heavy rain and flooding has diminished.

That has prompted the cancellation of flood watch alerts for New York City, Long Island, the lower Hudson Valley, northeast New Jersey, and parts Connecticut.

Local downpours are still possible, according to the National Weather Service. Flood warning and flood watch alerts remain in effect for some counties in central and eastern Connecticut and central and northern New York.

The storm system affecting will slowly move away overnight into Friday, according to Fox 5's Nick Gregory. More showers along with a isolated thundershower could occur overnight.

Earlier Thursday, the strong wind knocked down trees and power lines outside Cape May County Park, N.J., and utility poles in Deerfield, N.J. Storm observers reported pea- to penny-sized hail in Linwood.

Utility companies in New Jersey had extra crews on hand to fix downed lines and restore service in case of major outages.

The New York City Buildings Department alerted all property owners and contractors to secure their construction sites and buildings ahead of the storms.

The powerful thunderstorms caused problems at the airports in the New York area. Many flights were delayed and canceled. Delta nixed at least five of its LaGuardia to Washington, D.C., shuttles by Thursday afternoon, according to NYCAviation.com.

NJ Transit is cross honoring tickets.

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