More than 150K without power in NJ

Utility crews continue making progress restoring service to customers who lost electricity four days after the first bands of Hurricane Irene reached New Jersey.There are

EDISON - Utility crews continue making progress restoring service to customers who lost electricity four days after the first bands of Hurricane Irene reached New Jersey.

There are 162,373 homes and businesses without service this afternoon.

JCP&L says it has restored power to about 541,000 customers. The utility says the majority of the 170,000 remaining should have power back by the end of this weekend.

PSE&G says 33,000 are still without service. The utility estimates customers in Bergen, Hudson, Essex, Passaic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer counties should have service restored by midnight Friday. Union, Middlesex and Somerset county customers may have to wait until Sunday.

Atlantic City Electric has 157 outages.

AP wire services contributed to this report.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Video: Preparing White House for new president 'organized 1 Video: Preparing White House for new president 'organized chaos'
From a businessman in Atlantic City to president 2 From businessman to president, a look at Donald Trump's journey
Workers help build a deck for Boonton resident 3 Nonprofit group builds deck for disabled veteran
Jersey Weekend Buzz 4 Jersey Weekend Buzz
Connor Mills is today's Scholar Athlete. 5 Scholar Athlete - Connor Mills

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE