TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Efforts to restore electricity in New Jersey are nearing completion nearly a week after Tropical Storm Isaias tore through the state. The state’s utilities are reporting 6,659 homes and businesses remain without power, down from more than 1 million.
Most of the outages are in Morris, Essex, Salem and Bergen counties.READ MORE: Stray Bullet Kills Man Eating Thanksgiving Dinner Inside Norristown Home, Police Say
JCP&L reports crews have replaced more than 140,000 feet of wire, hundreds of poles and worked through more than 400 closed roads.READ MORE: Philadelphia Sets New Record With 501st Homicide In Single Year After Man Killed In East Mount Airy
The utility is projecting to have the power back by 11:30 p.m.
Tuesday. PSE&G says its workers have restored service to 99.5% of the customers who lost electricity during the storm.MORE NEWS: Man Charged After Juvenile Shot In Alleged Road Rage Incident In Lehigh County, Police Say
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