Sandy power outages continue to drop in NJ

TRENTON - The number of power outages in New Jersey from hybrid storm Sandy has dropped to slightly less than 2.3 million.

Officials say roughly 2.7 million customers lost power at the height of the storm.

The state's largest utility, Public Service Electric & Gas, reports 1.1 million of its residential and business customers don't have electricity, down from 1.4 million. PSE&G says full restoration could take seven days or more.

Jersey Central Power & Light reports roughly 975,000 customers without power Tuesday night, a decline of 125,000.

Atlantic City Electric was down to 168,000 customers with no power, while Orange & Rockland reports about 53,300 outages.

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