Snow causes millions of US homes to lose power

A torrential snowstorm which hit the USA’s east coast has left millions without power and caused several deaths. New Jersey’s Public Service Electric and Gas Company today reported that it […]

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By Tom Gibson

A torrential snowstorm which hit the USA’s east coast has left millions without power and caused several deaths. New Jersey’s Public Service Electric and Gas Company today reported that it is making steady progress restoring power to its 500,000 customers affected by Saturday’s heavy snow that brought trees and power lines.

PSE&G says they have restored power to about 70% of the customers affected, and will meet the state’s expectations of having at least 95% of customers restored by Thursday. PSE&G serves 2.2 million electric customers.

Ralph LaRossa, president and COO at PSE&G said:”As Governor Christie noted earlier today, this storm caused more significant damage to our electric infrastructure than Hurricane Irene. I assured him that we were using every available resource to make repairs and restore electricity as quickly and safely as we can.”