Here's how many in North Jersey still without power and how long it may take to restore

Here's how many in North Jersey still without power and how long it may take to restore

Although Tropical Storm Isaias was out of the area by Tuesday evening, it left a path of destruction across North Jersey, leaving hundreds of thousands still without power the next day. Streets were littered with branches and leaves and in some cases uprooted trees Wednesday. Drenching rain was followed by strong wind gusts. Winds ranging from 40 to 67 mph whipped through neighborhoods causing many of the downed trees to take down power lines as well. Here are the numbers for residents without power as of 8 a.m. Wednesday, according to PSE&G and Jersey Central Power and Light. In Morris County, Parsippany-Troy Hills had more than 13,000 residents without power alone while Jefferson Township had over 8,000. Gov. Phil Murphy said on Tuesday that over one million state residents had lost their power as a result of the storm. Murphy warned that it may take several days for service to be totally restored. "We are working closely with the utilities to restore power as quickly and safely as possible," Murphy tweeted late Tuesday. A PSE&G statement called Isaias the strongest storm to hit in recent years and claimed outages could last for an "extended period." "PSE&G is working as safely and quickly as possible to restore customers without power, and has nearly 2,800 workers dedicated to restoration," the statement said Jim and Ceres Blundo, husband and wife, bought Sunrise Coffee Shop in Bloomingdale about 18 months ago. They were tarting to make headway in growing their business when ...
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