Millions Still Waiting for Power
By by Erica Brecher, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
November 02, 2011, 12:43:29 AM EDT
UPDATE: The numbers in this article have been updated from Sunday morning to reflect more current numbers as of 2:40 p.m. EDT.
The lights and more importantly, the heat are still out for hundreds of thousands of homes throughout the Tri-State and New England areas. Most report having had no power since Saturday afternoon. Downed trees and power lines as well as icy roads continue to delay the recovery process.
The good news: Temperatures will rise into the mid-40s and 50s Sunday for most of this region, according to AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Edwards.
The bad news: Edwards said these numbers are still about 15 degrees below normal. Also, melting snow causes concern for re-freezing when temperatures dip at night, which causes black ice.
AccuWeather.com collected the following power outage information for the following states: NEW JERSEY
-PSE&G reports that 324,000 customers are still without power as of 11:45 a.m., Sunday. Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Union and Middlesex are the most affected counties. The company says full restoration may not be completed until Wednesday.
-Jersey Central Power & Light reports 248,697 customers are without power as of 2:12 p.m., Sunday. The majority of these outages affect northern and central New Jersey.
-Massachusetts Electric of National Grid say 404,085 customers are currently affected and 2,569 have active outages as of 2:13 p.m., Sunday.
-Western Massachusetts Electric reports 133,799 customers are still affected as of 1:53 p.m., Sunday.
-Peabody Municipal Light Plant posted on its website that there are still many outages, but the company did not provide any numbers.
-Connecticut Light & Power reports 797,963 customers are still affected as of 2:11 p.m., Sunday.
-United Illuminating Company says the power is currently out for 16,505 customers as of 2:10 p.m., Sunday. NEW HAMPSHIRE
-Public Service of New Hampshire estimates 237,268 customers are still affected as of 2:15 p.m., Sunday.
UPSTATE NEW YORK
-National Grid reports 2,840 customers are affected, and 224 have "active outages" as of 2:22 p.m., Sunday. RHODE ISLAND
-Rhode Island-Electric of National Grid says 10,050 customers have been affected, and 341 have "active outages" as of 2:19 p.m., Sunday.
-NSTAR, which serves the New England area, says 111,000 homes are still without power as of about 2:30 p.m., Sunday.
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