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Nearly 60,000 still without power in New Jersey

Christian Fernsby |
More than 57,000 customers in New Jersey are still without electricity two days after a line of thunderstorms downed trees and power lines and authorities warned restoration efforts could last into the weekend.

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Most are Jersey Central Power and Light customers in Monmouth and Ocean counties. PSEG is reporting most of its outages are in Burlington and Camden counties.

Both utilities believe they can have all their customers back on line by late Friday, although the state Board of Public Utilities says restoration could take until late into the weekend.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy met with JCPL officials in Oceanport Wednesday morning to address the massive outage caused by wild weather that tore through the entire tri-state Monday into Tuesday.

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