(AP) — Utility crews in southern New Jersey continue to restore power
to thousands of homes and businesses that lost electricity during severe
thunderstorms that struck the region last weekend.
Electric says nearly 30,000 homes and businesses were still without
service early Wednesday night. That's down from about 206,000 at the
height of the storm.
Atlantic and Cumberland counties were hardest hit by the severe thunderstorms, which contained strong winds and lightning.
officials say the vast majority of customers should have power restored
by midnight Wednesday, though it could take until Friday for all
customers to have their power back.
Those without power are facing
another stretch of hot, humid weather. Highs temperatures are expected
to remain in the 90s all week and may hit 100 degrees on Saturday.