Weather Weary New Jersey Residents Wait, Clean Up

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (November 4, 2012)--More than 1 million New Jersey customers were still without power after Superstorm Sandy and many of them may not have service until Wednesday.

Fuel shortages are also a serious problem and there have been long lines at gas stations.

Gov. Chris Christie has ordered a rationing system for 12 counties in the northern part of the state.

He said he hopes it will be in effect for no more than a few days.

The storm is linked to 23 deaths in New Jersey.

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was scheduled to visit the state Sunday.

A few more steps toward normality were taken Saturday.

New Jersey Transit said it will have more rail service restored in time for the workweek to start, most bus service has been restored, and about half the state's school districts report they will reopen Monday.

Christie also said Election Day will go on as planned.

If a polling place has no power, he says votes will be cast on a military truck "old school with a paper ballot."

He also has announced that New Jersey residents would be able to vote by e-mail or fax.


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