36,000 remain without power in southern NJ

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Utility crews in southern New Jersey continue to restore power to homes and businesses that lost electricity during severe thunderstorms that struck the region last weekend.

Atlantic City Electric says 36,425 homes and businesses were still without service late Wednesday morning. That's down from about 206,000 at the height of the storm.

ACE provided the following county breakdown:

  • Atlantic 24,203
  • Burlington 1,063
  • Camden 343
  • Cape May 3,341
  • Cumberland 4,503
  • Gloucester 1,533
  • Ocean 36
  • Salem 1,349

    Atlantic and Cumberland counties were hardest hit by the severe thunderstorms, which contained strong winds and lightning.

    Utility officials say the vast majority of customers should have power restored by midnight Wednesday, though it could take until Friday for all customers to have their power back.

    Those without power are facing another stretch of hot, humid weather. Highs temperatures are expected to remain in the 90s all week and may hit 100 degrees on Saturday.

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