Most traffic, street lights on again in Atlantic City; most power restored
Atlantic City is almost fully turned on one week after the storm knocked out power in the resort and other barrier island communities.
Patrol officers who had been working 12-hour shifts during the storm went back to their normal eight hours Monday night, when enough traffic and street lights were functioning to allow the return to normal, Police Chief Ernest Jubilee said.
Several barriers that had blocked streets were removed and traffic officers were tasked with tending to those intersections that were a problem.
Jubilee also asked that officers report any continuing traffic light problems they encountered on patrol.
Very few lights remained out Monday night, Public Safety Director Willie Glass said.
Some areas, including long stretches of Atlantic and Pacific avenues, stayed black all night for days after the storm.
As of 8 p.m. Monday, electricity hadn't been restored to nearly 400 houses in the city —- but that restoration is imminent, Atlantic City Electric spokesman Frank Tedesco said.