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200K In N.J. Still Without Power After Storms

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File photo of damage left by the Mid-Atlantic storms. (credit: Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

File photo of damage left by the Mid-Atlantic storms. (credit: Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Thousands of utility customers in southern New Jersey were still without power late Sunday morning, one day after severe thunderstorms socked the region.

And officials say it will likely take “several days” before service is fully restored.

Atlantic City Electric said more than 206,000 customers lost service during the storms, which hit early Saturday morning. And nearly 125,000 still had no power as of 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

The storms caused widespread damage in the region, knocking down numerous trees and power lines. They also were blamed for the deaths of two young cousins, who were camping with their families at a state park in Salem County when a tree fell on their tent during the height of the storm.

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