New Jersey residents who bore the brunt of Superstorm Sandy know that scores of utility poles came crashing down.

Downed Power Lines
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Now the utilities are reporting just how many were damaged or destroyed.

Public Service Electric & Gas, Jersey Central Power & Light, and Atlantic City Electric report that more than 5,600, and counting, were damaged or destroyed.

The Star-Ledger reports that is more than double the number snapped or damaged last year by Tropical Storm Irene and the Halloween snowstorm combined.

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