Power Lines Spark In Queens

Millions Without Power; Con Ed Cuts Service To 6,500

s Superstorm Sandy raged, nearly 2.7 million customers in the New York City metro area were without power Monday night – a number nearly equivalent to the entire population of the city of Chicago.

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New Jersey Rocked By Storms As Extreme Weather Slams The Tri-State Area

Thousands of utility customers in New Jersey were without power Saturday night as severe thunderstorms moved through the region.


Marlboro, NJ - Aug 28, 2011 (credit: CBS2 Viewer Michael Mollica)

Post-Irene JCP&L Innovations To Improve Communications, Prevent Power Loss

In the year since Irene, JCP&L has been working to improve communication with customers.


JCP&L Project Manager John Shannon shows off the new laptops for their trucks - Freehold, NJ - Aug 21, 2012 (credit: Jim Smith / WCBS 880)

JCP&L Hopes To Improve Service With New Technology

Jersey Central Power & Light is hoping to serve you better by embracing the 21st Century.


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Authorities: Utility Worker With Jersey Central Power & Light Dies By Electrocution

First Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor Richard Incremona said that the man died while doing work on Daum Road in Manalapan.


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Clean-Up Continues After Massive Storms Pound Tri-State Area

The powerful storms broke the heat, but left downed trees, power lines and other damage in its wake and knocking out power to thousands of customers.


PSE&G worker fixes a power line (credit: CBS 2)

Report: NJ Utilities Need To Do More During Outages

New Jersey’s utility companies have been slammed in a new state report.


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Gov. Chris Christie Demands Utilities Restore All Power By Sunday

JCP&L said power was restored to all but around 400 customers Sunday evening, while PSE&G no longer had any customers without power.


A tree down in Ridgefield, CT on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Mass Transit Troubles Await Commuters After Rare October Snowstorm Continue Throughout Tri-State

More than three million people are without power in the Northeast after a massive and rare October snow storm hit the region on Saturday.


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For Many In New Jersey, Floodwaters From Irene Are Giving Way To Huge Piles Of Trash

At last able to get back to their possessions, many in the Garden State are finding them hopelessly destroyed by the flood.


A bridge is flooded in downtown Paterson on Sep. 1, 2011, NJ days after Irene has passed. (credit: John Montone/1010 WINS)

New Jersey Residents Fret About Toxic Floodwaters Left By Irene

Officials are advising people to stay out of the water. They’re concerned not just about oil and raw sewage, but also chemicals.


Irene took out this electrical pole in Elmont, Nassau County, leaving many residents without power. (Photo by Facebook fan Kathy Yasenchak McManus)

Over 2 Million Customers Without Power As Irene Slams Tri-State

A Con Edison official said it shouldn’t take past Tuesday evening to restore power to the vast majority of its customers who lost it in Tropical Storm Irene.


Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Serious Flooding Concerns Remain In N.J.

Floodwaters rose all across New Jersey, closing roads from side streets to major highways as Irene, the first hurricane to make landfall in the state in more than a century, weakened and moved on, leaving more than 600,000 homes and businesses without power.


Flooding in Massapequa (credit: CBS 2)

Rainfall Record Broken At JFK Airport Sunday

Heavy rain and flooding Sunday has caused power outages, train service disruptions and has stranded motorists throughout the area. So much rain has fallen that New York City set a record for rainfall on Sunday.


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Power Back On For Thousands In N.J.

Jersey Central Power And Light said about 70,000 customers were affected by a sub-station failure in Colts Neck.