LONG BEACH ISLAND - As of 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, all of Long Beach Island remains without power. Atlantic City Electric is reporting that some of LBI might not regain power until 11 p.m. Saturday. 

However, the outage map reported that Ocean Acres residents without power would not be restored until Saturday at 11 p.m.  Last evening and early morning just about all of Ocean Acres and Stafford Township residents regained power.

So here is to hoping that the wait for our residents and vacationers on the Island will receive quicker relief.

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The Atlantic City Electric outage map can be accessed here.

Atlantic City Electric just posted the following statement on their Facebook page:

Our crews are responding to outages for approx. 72k customers across the region. So far, crews have restored service to more than 117k customers and will continue to work through the day & night until all are restored.

"We will continue to work around the clock until every customer is restored," said ACE Regional President Gary Stockbridge. "This storm was incredibly destructive, and we will continue to keep our customers informed as we complete our assessments of the damage."