Five days after Superstorm Sandy downed power lines, flooded homes, crippled transportation, NJ gov says his state 'returning to new normal.'
(ABC News' Alyssa Newcomb and Sydney Lupkin) -- Five days after Superstorm Sandy downed power lines, flooded homes and crippled transportation in the Northeast, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said his state is "returning to a new normal," despite a looming nor'easter this week that could bring further damage to the devastated area.
"I can do lots of things, I can't change the weather," Christie said today.
Nearly all New Jersey state roads have been cleared, Christie said, though a new storm would be more trouble for the tri-state area of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut in the middle of this week.
Homes without power and plunging temperatures remain a problem for more than two million people. Nearly a million are powerless in New Jersey at last count.
A steadfast Christie said he would continue to use gentle persuasion on the power companies to restore electricity for residents.
"We will get this done," he said.
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