NJ utilities restoring electricity lost in storm

About 27,000 utility customers still are without power in New Jersey due to last weekend's snowstorms.The state's two major utilities say they expect to have

EDISON - About 27,000 utility customers still are without power in New Jersey due to last weekend's snowstorms.

The state's two major utilities say they expect to have power restored to more than 95 percent of customers tonight.

PSE&G says it has restored service to 99 percent of the more than 571,000 customers who were affected by the storm. Crews from as far away as Mississippi are targeting the remaining 8,000 customers.

Jersey Central Power & Light says it has restored power to 300,000 customers, about 90 percent of those affected. It says they have 16,000 customers without power.

Rockland Electric is still working to get power to about 3,100 customers.

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