Power restored to most victims of superstorm



More than 17,500 employees from Jersey Central Power & Light, Metropolitan Edison, Mon Power, The Illuminating Company, Potomac Edison and other FirstEnergy utilities, along with outside contractors and utilities, continue their round-the-clock efforts to restore service to customers after devastating Hurricane Sandy last week. The storm left more than 2.3 million FirstEnergy utility customers without power in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland.

Nearly 94 percent of customers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland who were affected by the storm have had power restored. In New Jersey, where a direct hit from the massive storm inflicted catastrophic damage across the state, progress is being made. More than 700,000 customers have had power restored in the 120 hours since the passing of the storm. An additional 135,000 are expected to be restored today.

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