New Jersey set to restore power
After his state's coastline took the brunt of Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Gov Chris Christie said Friday that he expects power to be almost fully restored statewide by yesterday night.
"Life will be back -- for most of New Jersey -- to normal Sunday," he told reporters.
More than 175,000 households in the Garden State are still in the dark, and homes with saltwater electrical damage will have to be inspected by electricians before having their power restored.
Christie's comments came after a tour of the Jersey shore, where Superstorm Sandy ravaged homes and business.
Still in the dark, frustration mounts in New York neighborhood.
To the north, some 20,000 households across New York City and Westchester County remained without power. Another 150,000 homes in Long Island and harder-hit areas of Queens, such as Rockaway Peninsula, were also in the dark after the double blow of Sandy and this week's nor'easter.
But in an attempt to deal with persistently long gas lines, New York police started enforcing a new alternating fuel ration system on Friday. Drivers with license plates that end with a letter or an odd number could fill up Friday, while those with even numbers or zero can fill up Saturday.