TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Utility officials say about 10,000 New Jersey customers are without power, thanks to gusty winds that lingered behind a massive winter storm.

Jersey Central Power and Light said 8,600 customers had no service Monday afternoon. The majority were in Morris, Sussex and Hunterdon counties.

Spokesman Stan Prater said crews hoped to restore power to most customers by about 9 p.m., but their efforts could be hampered by continued strong winds and downed trees.

PSEG reported 1,300 customers without power Monday afternoon.

Atlantic City Electric reported fewer than 100 customers without service. Spokeswoman Bridget Shelton said that’s down from about 4,000 earlier Monday.

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  1. melody says:

    10K for the whole state is not bad considering how serious this storm was. Unless you are one of those 10K, then it just plain stinks.

    C’mon Global Warming – please melt this stinky snow for us 🙂

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