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: Arrest Warrant Issued For Contractor Ronald Williams Accused Of Scamming At Least 10 People Using Nextdoor App
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: Gunman On Dirt Bike Kills 37-Year-Old Man In West Philadelphia, Police Say
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: 17 People Injured In Crash Involving SEPTA Bus After Car Runs Red Light In West Philadelphia, Officials Say
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