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More than 374K remain without electricity in NJ


TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Utility crews continue to restore electricity even as a nor'easter delivers wind, rain and sleet to parts of New Jersey battered by Superstorm Sandy.

More than 374,000 homes and businesses remain without service a week and a half after the storm struck, down from a high of 2.7 million.

Public Service Electric & Gas, a unit of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc., has 185,380 outages. Crews are working to bring a substation in Bayonne back into service.

Jersey Central Power & Light, a unit of FirstEnergy Corp., has 278,446 customers without power, mainly in Monmouth and Morris counties.

Orange & Rockland has 10,065 households and Atlantic City Electric is reporting 295 without power.

Federal safety rules prevent line crews from working in bucket trucks when winds are greater than 40 mph.


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