Gale-force winds downed power lines and signs across Milford on New Year's Eve, causing widespread power outages, property damage and traffic disruptions.

High winds have disrupted power and traffic across Milford all afternoon, beginning with a city-wide power outage at 12:30 p.m. caused by downed power lines.

Power was restored by 1:30 p.m., but power l ines have continued to go down across Sussex County, resulting in rolling outages across the area. Traffic lights continued to go on and off throughout the day

Other wind-related amage includes downed road and business signs, and debris like roof shingles being blown into roadways. Airport Road was temporarily closed due to danger from flying objects to motorists.