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A cold front making its way to the northeastern part of the country brought powerful gusts of wind to the New York area on Monday night, causing some power lines to be snapped and buildings to partially collapse.


The Jersey City Fire Department evacuated several homes near a three-story building under construction on Fisk Street. Jersey City spokeswoman Kim Wallace-Scalcione said the wind may have toppled the building from its foundation.

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“Four people have been displaced and are being held at a local hotel. There is significant damage to a nearby school, The Learning Tree,” Wallace-Scalcione said in an email to Granthshala 5 NY. “The road will be closed tomorrow as city engineers will need more access to the building and surrounding buildings.”

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Snow likely in the New York area on Wednesday

Winds of 45 to 50 mph were expected but the National Weather Service said a 58 mph speed Recorded at around 9 pm in Jersey City

The National Weather Service also said the region’s first snowfall of the season could occur on Wednesday.