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PSE&G Restores Power To 78 Percent Of Customers

Power lines down from Sandy, Oct. 30, 2012 (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Power lines down from Sandy, Oct. 30, 2012 (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Superstorm Sandy

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Power crews continue working to restore power to those who have been in the dark since Sandy walloped the region nearly a week ago.

As of Sunday morning, PSE&G said about 78 percent of its customers have had power restored. When Sandy hit, it left about 1.7 million PSE&G customers in the dark.

The utility said it now has 493,000 still without power and it estimates an additional 100,000 should be restored by Monday morning.

Nearly 50,000 people in Hoboken are still without power, according to PSE&G. The utility has called the city a ‘trouble spot,’ CBS 2’s Amy Dardashtian reported Sunday.

“It feels great especially to have the heat,” one resident who got his power restored Saturday night told Dardashtian.

PSE&G estimated it could be another seven to 10 days for everyone in Hoboken to get their power back.

Gov. Chris Christie will visit Hoboken on Sunday to survey the flooding damage.

The company said seven substations mostly in Hudson County remain without power. One substation in Bergen County is also dark.

PSE&G reported 95 percent of its customers in the southern region of its service area have been restored. As work is completed in Burlington, Mercer, Camden and Gloucester counties, crews will be re-assigned to other areas still without power, the utility said.

To track the latest progress of PSE&G crews, click here.

PSE&G still has its Customer Service Centers operating in some of the most affected areas. The CSCs provide water, power charging stations and ice for customers.

Those locations are the CVS parking lot at 59 Washington Street in Hoboken (24/7), at Red Neck Grove in Moonachie (8 a.m. to 9 p.m.), the Paramus Park mall in Paramus (8 a.m. to 9 p.m.), at Westside and Claremont Avenue in Jersey City (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), and at St. James Church in Newark (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

JCP&L reported about 466,000 still without power as of 11:30 Sunday morning.