TRENTON – The Department of Environmental Protection is strongly advising residents statewide to conserve water in the wake of Hurricane Sandy because widespread power outages have forced many public and private water utilities to use emergency generators to treat and pump water.
ELIZABETH – Joy Smith of Elizabeth has been laying out clothes and stocking the shelves and racks at Marshalls in Clark for 24 years. She is valued by her employer and liked by her coworkers. She allots her paycheck for bills, rent and recreational activities and is saving for a cruise to the Bahamas this November.
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)