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Roughly 1.2M still without power in NJ

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Roughly 1.2 million homes and businesses in New Jersey remain without electricity in the wake of Sandy.

Utility crews have restored electricity to more than 1.5 million customers since the storm hit last weekend.

Public Service Electric & Gas says it could take until next week before it finishes restoring service to its remaining 612,000 customers.

Jersey Central Power & Light has 607,000 homes and businesses without electricity, mostly in Monmouth and Ocean counties, while Atlantic City Electric is working to reconnect 19,770 customers.

Orange & Rockland is reporting about 40,000 outages in the northern New Jersey counties that it serves.

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