TRENTON, N.J. — Hundreds of thousands of utility customers remain without power in New Jersey following the state’s second major snowstorm in less than a week.

More than two feet of snow fell in parts of northern Jersey on Wednesday, while some central areas had a foot or more on the ground. Many schools and businesses remained closed Thursday as the cleanup continued.

The state’s major utilities reported more than 247,000 customers without power Thursday morning. Some had lost their service when another destructive nor’easter hit the state last Friday.

Travel remained treacherous in many areas, and residents were being urged to avoid travel if possible.

New Jersey Transit had resumed bus service and most of its train service was running on a regular schedule Thursday. The agency continued to cross-honor tickets.

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