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