Thousands of New Jersey residents left without power on Christmas

Thousands of New Jersey residents are without power this Christmas.

News 12 Staff

Dec 26, 2020, 3:43 AM

Updated 1,294 days ago

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Thousands of New Jersey residents are without power after a storm rolled through the area packing strong wind gusts.
Over 5,000 of JCP&L customers remain without power as of Friday night.
The sound of generators rumbling through many New Jersey neighborhoods, and many homes that should be merry and bright- left without any light.
Several utility poles were down in Union Beach.
Power lines were left broken in Middletown.
JCP&L spokesperson Mark Durbin says the storm left as many as 109,000 of their customers without power at the height of the outages.
Monmouth county, one of the harder hit areas.
Durbin says hundreds of JCP&L employees are working to restore power to every customer.
"On a holiday, when they would want to be home with their families, they're out making repairs-" "They're doing a great job and they'll continue to work very long hours until everybody's taken care of," Durbin says.
JCP&L tweeted that "The vast majority of remaining customers will be restored by 11:30pm on Saturday, with some more heavily damaged locations stretching into Sunday."
PSEG says they have just over 4,400 customers without power.
They expect most people will have power back by later tonight.
However, there may be isolated outages into tomorrow morning.
Rockland Electric Company has 9,500 customers in the dark - in both New Jersey and New York.
Atlantic City Electric is reporting over 2,700 people without power.


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