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Hurricane Sandy power outage update

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Millions of people remain in the dark in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut after super storm Sandy roared through the region.

At the height of the outage, two million New Yorkers were in the dark following the storm.

Con Edison said on Thursday it expects to have service restored to lower and mid-Manhattan by Saturday. Customers served by underground equipment in Brooklyn can also expect power by Saturday. Remaining customers could be in the dark until Nov. 11.

More than two million utility customers were in the dark in New Jersey at the height of the outage. By Friday, more than 1.1 million customers had their service restored.

In Connecticut, power was out to as many as 625,000 utility customers.

The following number of outages were reported Friday (note that each outage/customer can represent many people):

Con Edison -- 570,000 (All customers in Manhattan should have full power by Saturday)

LIPA -- 525,979

NYSEG -- 68,199 (most expected to be restored by midnight Sunday)

Orange and Rockland Utilities -- 139,463

Central Hudson Gas & Electric -- 6,153

RG&E -- 1,747

PSE&G -- 692,000 (Estimates 7-10 days for 100%)

JCP&L -- 703,455 (Most in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Estimates Wednesday for 100%)

Atlantic City Electric -- 47,656

CL&P & United Illuminating -- 151,685 (Estimates Monday or Tuesday for 95%)



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