Governor also praises National Guard at press conference in Somerset.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Gov. Chris Christie praised the National Guard's work in New Jersey during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and reportedly said he expects all power to be restored to the state by early Sunday. Christie spoke at a press conference on Thursday, flanked by members of the National Guard at an armory in Somerset. "I wanted to come here and thank these men and women as an example of the over 2,200 National Guardsmen I ordered activated in the prelude to Hurricane Sandy," Christie said. "They have done an extraordinary job." Christie addressed a number of issues still plaguing the state, including power outages. Christie said as of Thursday morning there were 390,746 customers without power in the state, an increase of about 19,000 from …
Several 'severely damaged areas' will need more time to restore power.
Madison Borough Police Saturday afternoon sent out a message to residents still without power: Be ready for the outage to continue for up to five more days. In a statement released Saturday afternoon, police said power potentially could be restored earlier. Police said the Madison Electric Utility is aware of all outages and asked residents not to call the company unless there is an emergency. The delay in restoration is related to a "significant number of severely damaged areas with poles down that require complete rebuilds," the police statement said. Utility crews are working around the clock to restore power for those still in the dark, according to police. Residents can find additional information on gas and power at www.rosenet.org…