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Storm tally: Bus service stopped, more than 300K lose power

March 8, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A second major snowstorm in less than a week has left hundreds of thousands of utility customers without power in New Jersey.

The state’s major utilities reported more than 300,000 customers without power by Wednesday night.

Some lost their service when another destructive nor’easter hit the state last Friday.

Wednesday’s combination of wind, snow and rain forced New Jersey Transit to suspend all bus service beginning at 4:30 p.m. More than 250,000 people ride buses on an average weekday.

Trains were running on an abbreviated schedule and were cross-honoring tickets.

The storm carrying wind, rain and heavy snow was expected to continue into Wednesday night. Southern coastal areas were seeing mostly rain, with snow mixed in.

State offices were closed, and Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency.

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