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New Jersey Power Outages Leave Thousands In The Dark Days After Storms

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Jermeda Green, whose apartment lost power in the aftermath of a storm, wipes sweat from her face as she empties spoiled food from her refrigerator, Tuesday, July 3, 2012, in Salem, N.J. More then a million customers from North Carolina to New Jersey and as far west as Illinois were without power Monday morning after a round of summer storms. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) | AP

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Five days after severe thunderstorms slammed into southern New Jersey, some 8,505 utility customers are still without power.

Atlantic City Electric crews have been restoring power nonstop since the storm hit early Saturday.

At the peak of the outage, 206,000 power customers in New Jersey were going without electricity.

The Pepco Holdings Inc. utility says all customers should have power back by sometime Friday.

Meanwhile, conditions are still harsh for those without power. Forecasters expect high temperatures to remain in the 90s every day through Sunday.

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