More than 582,000 without power in NJ
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — More than 582,000 homes and businesses in New Jersey still don't have electricity more than a week after Superstorm Sandy battered the state.
Public Service Electric & Gas has restored service to about 80 percent of its customers affected by the storm. The utility says 310,000 remain without service. PSE&G is a unit of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. It has restored the Bayonne substation and is working to get one remaining in Hudson County operational.
Jersey Central Power & Light, a unit of FirstEnergy Corp., is reporting 257,884 outages, mainly in Monmouth and Morris counties.
Orange & Rockland is working to restore power to 13,913.
Atlantic City Electric, a unit of Pepco Holdings Inc., has whittled its outages down to 227, mostly in Atlantic County.