PSEG: 'Could take 1-3 weeks for full power restoration'

TRENTON - (AP) - New Jersey's largest utility is tellingcustomers to prepare for potentially long power outages asHurricane Irene approaches.

PSE&G president Ralph LaRossa says the utility will have about6,000 employees to help get power back up.

But in a letter to customers, he warns that "full powerrestoration" for everyone could take between one and three weeks. LaRossa says heavy rain could also result in gas outages.

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