TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Roughly 531,000 homes and businesses in New Jersey still don't have electricity more than a week after Superstorm Sandy battered the state.
Gov. Chris Christie says Public Service Electric & Gas has restored service to about 87 percent of its customers. The utility says 272,000 customers remain without power, but it has restored the Bayonne substation and is working to get one remaining in Hudson County operational. PSE&G is a unit of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc.
Jersey Central Power & Light, a unit of FirstEnergy Corp., has nearly 245,000 customers without service, while 13,000 Orange & Rockland customers have no power. Atlantic City Electric, a unit of Pepco Holdings Inc., has restored power to all customers affected by Hurricane Sandy whose premises could safely accept electric service.
Christie says he won't be happy until every New Jersey resident has power restored. He warned the coming Nor'easter could cause new outages.