N.J. residents struggle with remains of another storm

Tens of thousands of New Jersey residents who lost power for days as a result of Hurricane Sandy are without it again because of the nor’easter.

As if it wasn’t enough to shovel the eight inches of heavy, wet snow in Brick Township. the snow brought down tree branches and utility lines.

Alex Hohowski says his electric service was finally restored Sunday — only to have Wednesday’s nor’easter knock it out again.

“I’m tired of it, real tired of it. It’s annoying to do everything. You got to take cold showers. You got to eat not the best food because it’s hard to prepare food,” he said Thursday. “I’m just tired of living like (this). It stinks but you just got to deal with it.”

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Residents with generators are having an easier time of it, but are also anxious for life to start to return to normal.

Jane, who lives in Brick Township, also got her power back only to lose it again.

On Thursday, she said she is more concerned about others.

“The thing is to remember about the workers who are still out here for the past, what it’s going to be, two weeks?” she said.

“I have a house. I’m very fortunate, so I can’t complain because I’m thinking about the other people who have lost almost everything,” she said, her voice breaking with emotion.

Gov. Chris Christie says utility crews are doing a good job. He expects everyone who lost power will have it restored by Sunday at the latest.

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