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UPDATE: New York Governor Says 60 Percent of Metro Area Has Power; Nearly 1 Million Remain in the Dark

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo held a briefing this morning, updating the status of the efforts to restore power around New York City and other areas of the state following Hurricane Sandy. These figures do not include New Jersey.

From the Associated Press:

NEW YORK - Power has been restored to about 60 percent of the New York metro area.

However, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that there were still around 900,000 customers without power in the area.

The "have-nots" include about 550,000 customers on Long Island. That's down from 1.2 million initially. Cuomo acknowledged that people without power are suffering.

He said the lingering power woes are largely in areas with overhead lines. There also are some outages remaining upstate.

New York State Electric & Gas reported about 47,000. Central Hudson Gas and Electric had about 3,700.

** Stay with Fox News Channel for all of the latest updates on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. **

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