800 NJ homes still without power

October 26, 2008 8:10:22 AM PDT
About 800 homes in New Jersey are still without power, following a burst of storm activity last night that felled trees and damaged power lines across the state. PSE&G spokesman Claude Sikavi says the utility has restored power to 57,000 homes so far, mostly in northern New Jersey. He says the remaining homes should have the power back on by this evening.

Sikavi says last night's outages were scattered across the state, with a cluster of 5,000 homes in Hoboken that lost power due to a transformer problem.

The National Weather Service registered between 1 and 1-1/2 inches of rain in New Jersey overnight. They clocked wind gusts reaching 25 to 30 miles-per-hour in some areas.

Today's forecast is for a high of 65 degrees.

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