Nearly 60,000 customers were left without power around 9 a.m. after a transformer failed during routine switching at the Ridgefield substation, PSE&G said.
The power outage impacted 20,000 customers – including three terminals at Newark Liberty – around 2:30 p.m. and was restored about 90 minutes later.
Authorities in upstate New York say a drunken driver hit a utility pole and shut off power for 1,900 people. The accident Saturday in Mohawk also halted train service.
Just over 1,000 Con Edison customers remain without power in the New York City
The outage affected 5,200 customers, had police manually directing traffic, and forced a casino hotel tower to use an emergency generator.
“It was kind of bizarre,” Giants defensive end Justin Tuck said. “I’ve never been part of anything like it and hopefully I never will again.”
The poles were apparently weakened by either insects or rotted wood.
Mother Nature came back for round two against the tri-state area Wednesday night.
Jersey Central Power And Light said about 70,000 customers were affected by a sub-station failure in Colts Neck.
Authorities said a power outage that affected thousands of homes and businesses in Monmouth County Monday has been mostly resolved.
People in one Jersey Shore town were cleaning up Wednesday, one day after torrential rains and severe flooding.
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