Utility crews working to restore power to parts of New Jersey battered by Superstorm Sandy are dealing with thousands of new outages caused by a nor'easter that's dropped heavy rains, sleet and snow on the state.

Downed Power Lines
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More than 457,000 homes and businesses were without service Wednesday night. That includes people who lost their power when Sandy hit week and a half ago.

Public Service Electric & Gas has roughly 241,000 outages, including 60,000 caused by the nor'easter.

Jersey Central Power & Light has 197,560 customers without power, mainly in Monmouth, Morris and Ocean counties, while Orange & Rockland has 8,300 households. Atlantic City Electric is reporting nearly 9,000 customers without power.

Federal safety rules prevent line crews from working in bucket trucks when winds are greater than 40 mph.


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