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NJ's utilities restore power to most


TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's utilities have restored electricity to nearly all their customers who lost service during Sandy and the nor'easter.

Restoration work continues for 6,197 homes and businesses statewide Monday.

Public Service Electric & Gas is reporting 278 outages, mainly in Union, Middlesex and Somerset counties. Most were victims of high winds along the Watchung Mountains. PSE&G is a unit of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc.

Jersey Central Power & Light has 3,470 customers waiting for service. The majority are in Morris County. JCP&L, a unit of FirstEnergy Corp., says about 30,000 customers on the barrier islands and along the Jersey shore can't be restored due to major damage.

Atlantic City Electric, a unit of Pepco Holdings Inc., has 2,441 outages, mostly in Ocean County.

Orange & Rockland is reporting 8 customers remain without service.


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