Sussex County residents await electricity during nor'easter

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FRANKLIN BOROUGH -

As a strong snowfall bears down on Sussex County, some are still without power.

Thousands across the state are still waiting for their electricity to return, including 17 people living near Junction Road in Franklin Borough.

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Power disappeared after a tree fell during Friday's nor'easter, which fell on power lines that snapped.

The delay in a return of power comes as companies need to await confirmation that the wires are no longer live. 

The wait makes the second nor'easter in under a week tough, with high snow totals of up to a foot expected.

The area OEM director says though that many of the affected homes have backup generators.

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