NEW YORK. –– Heavy downpours and gusty winds left about 50,000 residents of the tri-state area without power Monday.
So far, about 14,000 people have been reported without power in New York State, 2,000 in New Jersey, and nearly 33,000 in Connecticut.
The upper and lower levels of the Verrazano Bridge were closed this morning due to strong winds. By Monday afternoon, the upper level remained closed.
Up to 4 inches of rain have been reported in some parts of New Jersey.
There have been reports of some trees and power lines downed due to the storm, especially in the states of New Jersey and Connecticut. Strong strong winds also damaged some scaffolding in the Bronx, according to ABC News.
Governor Andrew Cuomo directed state agencies to prepare for a possible emergency response.
This is a story in development.