The effects of Hurricane Irene may be felt until Friday for some New Jersey homes and businesses, according to Atlantic City Electric officials.
Atlantic Electric’s outage map says 6,910 homes had no power in Cape May County and 1,680 were without service in Cumberland County. The Press of Atlantic City reported Atlantic County was hit hardest, having 19,708 customers without power just before midnight on Monday.
NJ.com reported that Public Service Electric & Gas, Jersey Central Power & Light and Atlantic City Electric still had 554,000 customers without service at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, down from 928,000 Sunday.
According to NorthJersey.com, Bergen and Passaic counties still had 54,900 customers without power Monday night, down from over 116,000 on Sunday.
The Asbury Park Press reports at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, 81,000 customers in Monmouth County, and 30,000 in Ocean County were without power. More than 13,000 customers in Middletown and around 7,000 customers in the Freehold area have no electricity.
Over 4,200 customers in Englishtown and Manalapan area are without electricity. Matawan has about 3,800 customers without power, and about 3,400 customers in Atlantic Highlands are without service.
Ocean Township has about 4,400 homes without power, and of Beachwood has 2,900 customers with no power. About 9,000 in Toms River; 1,800 in Lakewood; 1,800 customers in the Bayville section of Berkeley and 1,700 in Jackson were still without power.
PSE&G attempted to hire 400 additional crews to help restore power but could only get 183 from states, including West Virginia, Missouri and Wisconsin. They still hope to have power returned to their customers by Sunday. Rockland Electric Co., serving upper North Jersey, was trying to have power restored by midnight Friday.