An estimated 494,000 still without power in NJ

Nearly 500,000 homes are still without power in the wake of Hurricane Irene. Flooding and debris are being blamed for the slow return to normal

EDISON - Nearly 500,000 homes are still without power in the wake of Hurricane Irene. Flooding and debris are being blamed for the slow return to normal in some areas.

JCP&L is reporting over 285,000 homes and businesses without service, mostly in Central New Jersey.

PSE&G says 155,000 of its customers are without service.

Atlantic Electric says more than 52,000 customers are still in the dark.

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