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Customers In New Jersey, Staten Island Lose Power During Storm

FILE - An electric work crew works on overhead lines on November 4, 2012 in Stony Brook, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

FILE – An electric work crew works on overhead lines on November 4, 2012 in Stony Brook, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Almost 2,000 customers on Staten Island, and another 1,000 in New Jersey, lost power Tuesday as a snowstorm clobbered the area.

The snowstorm was blamed for outages to about 1,000 Public Service Electric & Gas customers in New Jersey. As of 9:45 p.m., most of the outages – about 950 – were in the Middlesex County towns of Edison and Highland Park, where a wire was damaged.

By 10:45 p.m., the wire had been repaired and only scattered outages were reported.

Meanwhile, Con Edison reported about 1,900 customers were without power on Staten Island as of 9:25 p.m.

Earlier Con Ed reports that indicated 10,200 customers were without power turned out to be erroneous.

The outages all came in the middle of a snowstorm that has dumped more than a foot of snow in some areas.

The Staten Island outages were due to a problem at a substation, officials said.

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