Power Knocked Out to Thousands in New Jersey

A power switching station failure knocked out power to thousands of people in New Jersey Thursday evening.

Around 24,000 PSE&G customers were affected by the outage from North Bergen Township to Edgewater. A customer could be one home or an entire apartment building.

Power was restored about an hour later.

Officials say some sort of failure in the Bergen switching station in Ridgefield interrupted service to four substations in Bergen and Hudson counties. 

The exact problem at the switching station wasn't immediately clear. 

Brian Thompson contributed to this report. 

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