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Less Than 780,000 Without Power in NJ

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 10:34am
The Associated Press

Utility crews are making progress restoring electricity in New Jersey one week after Sandy downed trees and power lines and flooded substations.

There are 779,571 homes and businesses without service.

Public Service Electric & Gas says it has restored power to about 78 percent of its customers that have been without electricity. Another 375,000 are still waiting. PSE&G is a unit of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc.

Jersey Central Power & Light is reporting 382,036 outages, mainly in Monmouth County. JCP&L, a unit of FirstEnergy Corp., says most should be back by Wednesday.

Orange & Rockland has 21,949 without service, mainly in Bergen County.

Atlantic City Electric, a unit of Pepco Holdings Inc., has whittled the number down to 586, mostly in Atlantic County.

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