All NJ residents affected by Irene have power back

    Getting ready for work after the long weekend? New Jerseyans are finally doing it with the lights on this morning.

    Service has finally been restored to all utility customers in the state who lost power when Hurricane Irene roared through the state.

    The storm knocked out service to more than 1.5 million customers in New Jersey, and while many had service quickly restored, thousands were without power for several days while crews worked to remove trees and repair damaged lines and substations.

    The last group still without power–roughly 2,000 Jersey Central Power & Light customers who live in severely flooded areas that had previously been inaccessible–had their power restored on Sunday.

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