Power crews are making progress


Associated Press

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 9 at 8:03 AM

UNDATED (AP) — People in the Northeast are seeing some progress following back-to-back storms.

For the first time in 11 days, almost all of Connecticut's homes and businesses have power. Fewer than 20,000 New York City customers remain in the dark.

But power crews still have a lot to do in New Jersey and Long Island. More than 200,000 are without power in New Jersey and almost that amount on Long Island.

The number of outages is down from 5.5 million in the three states at the height of Superstorm Sandy.

The lines at gas stations in New York are shorter now that gas rationing based on license plate numbers has been started. New Jersey started the system almost a week ago.

And, the Queens-Midtown Tunnel, a major automotive route linking Manhattan to points east, reopened today after being flooded by Sandy's storm surge. But a major auto tunnel linking Brooklyn to Manhattan is still closed.

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068-a-06-(Mayor Michael Bloomberg, I-New York, at briefing)-"enforceable, and understandable"-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says only about a quarter of the city's gas stations are open for business, so rationing --based on license plate numbers -- is needed. (9 Nov 2012)

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APPHOTO NYRD102: A man carries two filled gas cans at a gasoline station, in New York, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. A new gasoline rationing plan that lets motorists fill up every other day went into effect in New York on Friday morning. Police were at gas stations to enforce the new system in New York City and on Long Island. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) (9 Nov 2012)

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