By Jaimie Julia Winters

About one-quarter of the 291 homes that were without power overnight now have the lights back on. But about 247 residences remained without power as of 1 p.m. on Saturday, according to PSE&G officials.

Friday’s Nor’ Easter brought down trees and power lines throughout Montclair and resulted in two percent the town going dark.

Residents reported dozens of uprooted trees, one of which caused a fire after a hitting a power line at Mt. Hebron Train Crossing, and wind gusts of up to 55 mph that broke windows and snapped the train gate at Walnut Street Crossing.

Last night, PSE&G crews worked through the night to get power restored to about 50 customers. Crews will work around the clock, according to officials. PSE&G estimates that all power will be restored at the latest by late Sunday evening.

About four percent of Belleville residents were without power on Friday evening, while South Orange was hit the hardest with 18 percent of PSE&G customers without electric.