MEDFORD, N.J. (CBS/AP) — A couple survived falling trees damaging their home and car as hundreds of thousands of utility customers remain without power in New Jersey following the state’s second major snowstorm in less than a week.
A family in Medford, New Jersey had a tree go through their roof last Friday and just Wednesday, another tree landed on their car.
“My wife and I were standing in the living room watching the trees swaying back-and-forth,” Jaime Nastase said.
It was one of those “oh no, not again” moments for the Nastase’s family.
“I’m fine. When it rains, it pours. I mean, there is nothing we can do now except fix it,” Nastase said.
Downed trees are scattered everywhere in Medford. Some are resting on homes, others across driveways or just chainsawed to the edge of streets so cars can pass.
“I would say a tree per yard is probably average,” Brett Nickles said.
It’s a similar scene in Moorestown, New Jersey where an enormous downed tree blocked the railroad track.
“It’s kind of crazy. The street is not plowed and we can’t get the cars out but it is kind of nice to have heat. We are definitely grateful for heat,” Tara Kortman said.
A few blocks away, Mike Gural was not so fortunate. He was told not to expect power for three or four days, thanks to the fallen tree across the street.
“Obviously, I know four houses are not a priority versus neighborhoods that are out but that’s a little long,” Gural said.
Utility companies like PSE&G are hard at work restoring power to tens of thousands of customers.
Meanwhile, low electric wires are a found throughout Burlington County.
“I have a power snowblower in there and I came out yesterday to blow the snow and I couldn’t find the driveway,” Morton Wolf said.
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