Jack Biondo ties a tarp down to protect donated supplies from a coming storm in the New Dorp section of Staten Island, New York, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. Residents of New York and New Jersey who were flooded out by Superstorm Sandy are waiting with dread Wednesday for the second time in two weeks as another, weaker storm heads toward them and threatens to inundate their homes again or simply leave them shivering in the dark for even longer. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of homes and businesses without electricity in the Northeast is climbing again as a wintry storm sweeps the coast.
Utilities in New York City and Long Island reported that a nor'easter hitting Wednesday has knocked out power to about 48,000 customers. Some of those had just gotten it back after losing it to Superstorm Sandy more than a week ago.
New Jersey utilities are also reporting scattered outages. Some customers also complain they had just gotten their lights back only to lose them again.
At the peak of the outages from Sandy, more than 8.5 million customers lost power. Before the nor'easter hit that number was down to 675,000, mostly in New Jersey and New York.