Power Slowly Coming Back For NJ Residents Still In The Dark

STATE – Utilities are still working to restore service to the thousands of New Jersey residents who remain without power after Hurricane Irene.

As of last night, PSE&G reported that 688,000 customers have power restored; 62,000 remained impacted in the second day following the storm. More than 10,000 customers in Union County remain without power, with the largest concentration in Cranford.


PSE&G estimates that it will have full service restored by midnight Friday for customers in Bergen, Hudson, Essex, Passaic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer counties. Customers in of Union, Middlesex and Somerset counties are expected to have power restored by Sunday due to severe area flooding.

JCP&L reports that approximately 130,000 customers are still without service, including 3,077 in Middlesex County. Most customers should have service restored by the weekend, with full restoration by early next week, the utility said.

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