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Bergen County Residents Frustrated Power Still Has Not Been Restored

Downed wires in Cliffside Park as a result of Sandy (credit: Dev Zaveri)

Downed wires in Cliffside Park as a result of Sandy (credit: Dev Zaveri)

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Superstorm Sandy

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Millions across the Tri-State Area lost power last Monday, as superstorm Sandy tore through.

About a million people across New Jersey are still in the dark and cold, as power has not yet been restored.

WCBS 880′s Jim Smith reports


A family in Ridgewood in Bergen County voiced their frustration Sunday morning.

“We have no power, we haven’t had power since Monday,” a woman told WCBS 880′s Jim Smith. “We are freezing in our house.”

Her young daughter said Sandy helped her realize what’s really important.

“I don’t need TV or Internet, I just want lights and heat,” the girl told Smith.

The family said with a Nor’easter in the forecast for mid-week, they are concerned about the chill that could be coming.

“In the beginning it was sort of a fun adventure but now the fun’s worn off and it’s like, OK we’d just like to get back to business,” the Ridgewood resident said.