STATE OF EMERGENCY IN ATLANTIC COUNTY

A state of emergency has been declared in Atlantic County Saturday morning.  Emergency management officials are asking people to stay off the roadways Saturday morning so crews can clean up debris from local streets and help restore power.  Most of Atlantic County was without power on Saturday due to a strong thunderstorm that hit the region.  Nearly 100,000 customers of Atlantic City Electric in that county were without power as of sunup.  Egg Harbor Township and Galloway Township were hard hit by the storms.