Utility companies rush to restore power as another winter storm looms

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New Jersey’s utility companies are rushing to restore power to thousands of New Jersey residents as a second nor’easter takes aim at the Garden State.

A powerful storm last Friday left tens of thousands of customers without power. Thousands were still powerless Tuesday evening. JCP&L officials say that the power may not fully be restored until the end of the week.

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Friday’s storm featured very strong wind, rain and snow, which brought down many trees and utility poles. Northern New Jersey was the worst hit by the storm.

Many residents tell News 12 New Jersey that they are making due with the help of generators.

“I guess it could be worse. We did have to go out and buy a generator, otherwise we would have lost everything,” says Morris Township resident Tracy Bisulca.

But others say that they are leaving their homes and headed toward areas with warmer weather or at least electricity.

The nor’easter heading toward New Jersey Wednesday is expected to bring well over a foot of snow to some areas of the state.

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