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NJ utility officials hold Sandy response hearing

RAMSEY, N.J. (AP) -- Regulators will hold their second hearing into how New Jersey's utilities responded to Superstorm Sandy.

Residents and public officials will be able to comment between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Ramsey High School.

At the first hearing on Monday, people complained about Jersey Central Power & Light's response to power outages caused by Sandy.

The criticisms about poor communication echoed complaints about JCP&L, a unit of FirstEnergy Corp., after Tropical Storm Irene.

The Board of Public Utilities said JCP&L was hit hardest with 90 percent of its customers losing service.

JCP&L restored service to 1.3 million customers in 13 days after Sandy.