Utility official: New Jersey got 'whacked' by Isaias; power restoration could take days

Power outages remain the big story in New Jersey with utility officials saying it could take days for some residents to get their power back.

News 12 Staff

Aug 5, 2020, 9:06 PM

Updated 1,357 days ago

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Power outages remain the big story in New Jersey with utility officials saying it could take days for some residents to get their power back.
"New Jersey literally got whacked, and it really made its mark throughout the entire state," says Joe Fiordaliso, president of the Board of Public Utilities.
Fiordaliso says it's going to take some time for the power to be restored and that's not going to make people happy.
Gov. Phil Murphy says 1.4 million people are without power and with Sandy there were 1.7 million without power.
"We still had devastating damage and New Jersey was one of the hardest hit from this particular storm," says Murphy.
JCP&L says some customers may not get power back until next Tuesday. Crews are working around the clock and 3,300 workers are set to arrive Thursday to help in the hardest hit areas.
PSEG reports customers could be without power through the weekend. The utility says about 1,700 workers are coming in from out-of-state to help.
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