TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gusty winds whipping around New Jersey are causing power outages.

Utilities are reporting 27,574 homes and businesses without electricity Tuesday morning. Morris, Gloucester and Burlington counties are the hardest hit.

The National Weather Service says southerly winds of 10 to 20 mph (16 to 32 kph) could pack gusts up to 45 mph (72 kph).

The winds have downed tree limbs and power lines.