Power restoration making progress in North Jersey after remnants of Ida
Tens of thousands of New Jersey residents and businesses were left in the dark after the vestiges of Hurricane Ida battered the area with 60 mph wind gusts and heavy rain causing power outages.
At its peak Wednesday night Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted that there were 81,740 individual outages reported statewide. But by Friday progress has been made to restore service.
As of Friday, 103 PSE&G customers in Bergen County were without power and 38 customers of Orange & Rockland utilities. More than 800 customers of both companies in Essex County had no service.
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PSE&G reported nine customers in Passaic were in the dark, as well as 81 customers served by JCP&L and 18 served by Orange & Rockland.
In Morris County 1,270 JCP&L customers were without power by Thursday afternoon and 665 people in Sussex County were still dealing with outages.
The vast majority of outages are in Essex, Camden, Gloucester, Bergen, Mercer, Middlesex and Burlington counties for PSE&G, the company tweeted late Wednesday.
Check back for more on this developing story.
Nicholas Katzban is a breaking news reporter for NorthJersey.com. To get breaking news directly to your inbox, sign up for our newsletter.