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Storm Leaves 10,000 In NJ Without Power

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The storm bured this car in Hoboken, N.J. (Credit: Deb Cote)

The storm bured this car in Hoboken, N.J. (Credit: Deb Cote)

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Utility officials say about 10,000 New Jersey customers are without power, thanks to gusty winds that lingered behind a massive winter storm.

Jersey Central Power and Light said 8,600 customers had no service Monday afternoon. The majority were in Morris, Sussex and Hunterdon counties.

Spokesman Stan Prater said crews hoped to restore power to most customers by about 9 p.m., but their efforts could be hampered by continued strong winds and downed trees.

PSEG reported 1,300 customers without power Monday afternoon.

Atlantic City Electric reported fewer than 100 customers without service. Spokeswoman Bridget Shelton said that’s down from about 4,000 earlier Monday.

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