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Snowstorm Deals Setback to NJ Power Restorations

by Associated Press
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Snowstorm brings the number of NJ residents without power to just over 100 thousand.

Some New Jersey residents still waiting for power to come back on will have to wait a little longer. And they're not alone.

Wednesday's nor'easter has added more power outages to those caused last week by Superstorm Sandy.

Public Service Electric & Gas is reporting 40,000 new outages caused by the snowstorm. That's on top of 70,000 remaining households still without power from Sandy. Most of those affected are in the northeastern part of the state.

More than 200,000 customers of Jersey Central Power & Light remain in the dark. The snowstorm caused about 120,000 outages to add to about 149,000 left over from last week.

Most of JCP&L's outages are in Monmouth and Ocean counties.

Atlantic City Electric is facing 6,118 outages, while Orange & Rockland has 5,628.

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