The majority of PSE&G customers in Westwood, Washington Township and Hillsdale had their power restored by Thursday morning, according to data released by the company. They projected that all customers would have power back Saturday.
There were still 70,000 PSE&G customers without power from Hurricane Sandy and another 40,000 who lost it from the Nor'easter Wednesday. Locally, 178 Hillsdale, 154 Washington Township and 110 Westwood customers did not have power, down significantly from the thousands who were out after Hurricane Sandy brought high winds through the area. More than half of the remaining customers without power were scheduled to be restored Thursday.
Residents around the area reported off-and-on power outages lasting no more than a few hours starting Wednesday as more crews arrived. For safety, crews sometimes need to turn off power in some areas while they repair connected areas, a PSE&G representative told Patch.
Governor Chris Christie said Thursday that he expected the entire state to have power restored by Sunday.