State News

DEP Working With NRC To Monitor Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant

TRENTON – The Department of Environmental Protection and the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission are carefully monitoring the impacts Hurricane Sandy on operations at the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in Lacey Township, which last night suffered power outages, declared an “alert’’ due to rising water levels, and lost a portion of its warning alarm system.

Millions Affected By Storm-Related Power Outages

STATE — More than 2 million New Jersey utility customers were without power Tuesday morning as a result of storm damage from Hurricane Sandy. PSE&G reported 1.2 million customers without power; Jersey Central Power & Light reported more than 930,000 and Atlantic City Electric reported 188,000 power outages.

Garden State Parkway Re-Opens

TRENTON– The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has reopened the entire length of the Garden State Parkway to traffic in both directions. Motorists can utilize the roadway immediately and should expect the resumption of tolls at 2 p.m.