NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - The National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning for New York City from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday.
Sustained winds of 25-35 mph and gusts of up to 60 mph were expected. Winds at these speeds can knock down trees and power lines causing power outages and turning unsecured items into projectiles.
If you lose power and are in need of immediate assistance, call 911.
The wind has caused flying debris around the city. In Lower Manhattan, police have closed off Park Place near 250 Broadway over concerns of a loose scaffolding.
Metro-North Rail Road has suspended service between Hartsdale and Southeast due to several downed trees near Hawthorne.
An NJ Transit reported that a tree had fallen overhead wires at Morris Plains.
Much of New Jersey is under a High Wind Advisory.