STATE — Over two million electrical customers remain without power this afternoon in New Jersey. The state’s two largest utilities, PSE&G and JCP&L, reported 1.4 million and 984,482 affected customers, respectively.
UNION COUNTY — The County of Union has extended its State of Emergency declaration until 6 p.m. tomorrow night.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Freeholder Director Christopher D. Rafano is urging residents to be cautious as they begin to assess the damage from Hurricane Sandy.
TRENTON – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has reopened Outerbridge Crossing, George Washington, Goethals and Bayonne bridges. However, officials are urging all motorists to avoid driving unless absolutely necessary.
STATE — The New Jersey Department of Transportation updated residents on the status of the state’s roadways as of noon Tuesday.
TRENTON — Hurricane Sandy caused “unprecedented devastation” to NJ Transit infrastructure across the state, according to Transportation Commissioner James Simpson.
Watch the video of Gov. Chris Christie’s 10 a.m. briefing on New Jersey’s recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy. (Video courtesy of the governor’s office)
TRENTON – New Jersey Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd urges all residents to throw away any food that may have come in contact with flood or storm waters and individuals that have suffered power outages should keep their refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain the cold temperature.
RAHWAY — Vehicle traffic in Rahway is currently restricted to first responders and Department of Public Works staff because of dangerous conditions, officials announced Tuesday morning. Violators will be subject to having their vehicles impounded.