120K in NY, NJ still without power after Sandy

10:33 PM, Nov 11, 2012   |    comments
BETHPAGE, NY - NOVEMBER 03: In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, a work crew based in St. Louis, Missouri trims trees entangled in power lines as kids bicycle past them on Broadway on November 3, 2012 in Bethpage, New York. With the death toll currently over 100 and millions of homes and businesses without power, the U.S. East Coast is attempting to recover from the effects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by Superstorm Sandy. New Jersey has begun rationing gas and the Department o
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The Long Island Power Authority in New York still has the most customers out with about 100,000 on Sunday night.

The totals include 55,000 customers who are without power even though their local grid is back online. LIPA says it isn't safe to connect those homes and businesses yet because their wiring and other equipment was flooded.

Consolidated Edison had more than 3,000 customers in New York without power Sunday. About 14,000 New Jersey residents were still without electricity.

The prolonged lack of power as well as dearth of information about when it will be restored has angered residents and government officials alike.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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