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Outages Drop as JCP&L Adds More Manpower

Utility company expects most customers will be restored by Saturday evening.

An increase in manpower will help JCP&L restore most New Jersey outages by Saturday evening, according to a statement released Friday afternoon.

An additional 1,200 line workers joined the nearly 7,000 workers already on the ground in New Jersey on Friday.

After winter storm Athena caused JCP&L's power outage numbers to increase by more than 100,000 from Wednesday evening to Thursday morning, both the company and Gov. Chris Christie have said Sunday should bring the state's residents relief.

JCP&L reported Friday at noon that 163,309 of its nearly 1.1 million customers were without power. However, that number dropped to 110,468 by Friday night at 10 p.m.

Municipalities in Patch's coverage area in Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Passaic and Warren counties continued to see a large number of homes without power, especially Bernards Township, Warren, Hopatcong and Long Valley.

The following were reports from JCP&L and PSE&G:

Morris County

JCP&L Outage Map (as of Friday, 10 p.m.)

Municipality/Area Outages County total 21,184 Boonton Town 33 Boonton Township 20 Chatham Borough 402 Chatham Township 341 Chester Borough 128 Chester Township 1,256 Denville 571 Dover 291 East Hanover Township 197 Florham Park Borough 17 Hanover Township 62 Harding Township 735 Jefferson Township 989 Kinnelon Borough 18 Lincoln Park Borough 147 Long Hill Township 1,096 Mendham Borough 44 Mendham Township 372 Mine Hill Township 714 Montville Township 838 Morris Plains Borough 16 Morris Township 1,419 Morristown 381 Mount Arlington Borough 102 Mount Olive Township 1,688 Mountain Lakes Borough 385 Netcong Borough 886 Parsippany Troy Hills Township 377 Pequannock Township 172 Randolph Township 1,518 Riverdale Borough 9 Rockaway Borough 224 Rockaway Township 746 Roxbury Township 3,066 Victory Gardens 337 Washington Township 1,242 Wharton Borough 345

Somerset County

PSE&G Outage Map (As of Friday, 10 p.m.)

Municipality/Area Outages Bound Brook 1-500 Branchburg 1-500 Bridgewater 501-2,000 Franklin Township 1-500 Green Brook Township 1-500 Hillsborough Township 1-500 Manville Borough 501-2,000 Millstone 1-500 Montgomery Township 1-500 North Plainfield Borough 501-2,000 Raritan Borough 1-500 Rocky Hill Borough 1-500 Somerville Borough 1-500 South Bound Brook Borough 1-500 Warren Township 1-500 Watchung Borough 1-500

JCP&L Outage Map (as of Friday, 10 p.m.)

Municipality/Area Outages County total 5,562 Bedminster Township 520 Bernards Township 1,904 Bernardsville Borough 595 Branchburg Township 409 Bridgewater 529 Far Hills Borough 336 Green Brook Township 14 Hillsborough Township 28 Peapack and Gladstone Borough 84 Warren Township 2,241 Watchung Borough 17

Sussex County (Patch Coverage Area)

JCP&L Outage Map (as of Friday, 10 p.m.)

Municipality/Area Outages Hopatcong Borough 865 Sparta Township 1,118

Passaic County (Patch Coverage Area)

JCP&L Outage Map (as of Friday, 10 p.m.)

Municipality/Area Outages Wayne Township 579

PSE&G Outage Map (as of Friday, 10 p.m.)

Municipality/Area Outages Wayne Township 1-500

Warren County (Patch Coverage Area)

JCP&L Outage Map (as of Friday, 10 p.m.)

Municipality/Area Outages Hackettstown 6
Warren November 09, 2012 at 08:16 PM
It is so blatantly obvious that the numbers are fictional. It amazes me that no news organization is reporting this and that our politicians can not do the same basic math you just did. We are doomed to be led by incompetence.
L. Mc November 09, 2012 at 08:27 PM
You know how *I* know the numbers are fictional? More than one work order was "cancelled" in their system, even though NO REPAIRS were made. That's a way to make your numbers go down but the numbers are no longer based on fact. They actually called me to let me know that the power was back - Um no it is not. There are still trees & lines across my driveway. But since they cancelled the repair order: their numbers went down YAY ! If you have no power, check your work order by calling JCP&L. If it is still open, they will acknowledge your order is already in their system. If it is not, you will have to start the process from the start. But HEY, their numbers went down!!
S Herbes November 09, 2012 at 08:34 PM
When the lights go on again all over Morris Township And the kids are back in school all over Morris Township And drifting leaves are all that may fall from a leafy bower A thud won't mean you lost your house and your power When the lights go on again all over Morris Township And NJ Transit will run again all over Morris Township Then we'll have time for things like Halloween and Thanksgiving When the lights go on again all over Moreis Township
woody44 November 10, 2012 at 12:59 AM
Hi everyone. I called the first energy ceo office today and spoke with his secretary and she had someone investigate warren nj. Heres what they stated: as of 2pm today 43% of warren remains without power and of those 52% will be restored friday evening and the remaining by sat evening with exceptions being homes with downed wires and damage.
Michael November 10, 2012 at 02:20 AM
Please sign this petition to force JCP&L out of NJ!! This is not acceptable and the people of NJ will not tolerate it anymore **Repost Please** http://www.change.org/petitions/jcp-l-jersey-central-power-light-monopoly-and-inadequate-service-will-not-be-tolerated-anymore
Robert Pignatello November 10, 2012 at 02:28 AM
Here's what I believe. I met a crew this afternoon in our Wayne neighborhood. They were subcontractors for Jcpl. They were from Michigan. I asked them where they had just come from. They said Massachusetts. What, there aren't skilled workers here in nj that can do this? We have to wait for people to come from Michigan. New Mexico and West Virginia.? Why? They have a limit they want to spend on a crew and dispatch them all over their vast national marketplace. "We ll get to wayne whenever we get there". My friends, the magnitude of the storm was severe. The work was not complex. There was just a lot of it. If this utility invested twice as much in people power and support to restore us it would have happened twice as fast. I think it was that simple. They didn't want to spend the money. The government didn't force them to and we paid the price.
schabadoo November 10, 2012 at 02:29 AM
---If this utility invested twice as much--- Everyone would've complained about the extra cost.
Brian Burns November 10, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Please sign this petition to force JCP&L out of NJ!! This is not acceptable and the people of NJ will not tolerate it anymore **Repost Please** http://www.change.org/petitions/jcp-l-jersey-central-power-light-monopoly-and-inadequate-service-will-not-be-tolerated-anymore"
Brian Burns November 10, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Please sign this petition to force JCP&L out of NJ!! This is not acceptable and the people of NJ will not tolerate it anymore **Repost Please* http://www.change.org/petitions/jcp-l-jersey-central-power-light-monopoly-and-inadequate-service-will-not-be-tolerated-anymore"
CSS November 10, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Staying in one of the few available hotels that takes pets near Morristown (in Clinton, NJ), and the parking lot here has more than a dozen out of state trucks, including at least 2 with pole-setting equipment: http://i.imgur.com/GVd3Z.jpg http://i.imgur.com/qLC69.jpg
robert November 10, 2012 at 04:23 PM
been part of one of the century hurricane,plus decades of tax cut plus less labor force, because all energy company pay there dividend to there share holder, you should imagine the picture, we have been lost power over 9 days but understand every one try to do there best to restore the power. 2 word BE patience
Geoff Carbone November 10, 2012 at 06:35 PM
R. Pignatello - Just because you "believe" something doesn't make it correct. Pls read the comment from "Gary" earlier in the comments list. He states the case correctly and with knowledge of the business of energy and utilities. The bottom line is that millions of dollars of electrical equipment was destroyed (lines, transformers, circuits, partial and even entire substations). It takes time to obtain new for these - don't care HOW MANY workers the utility company has or calls in from other states to help do the work. And there is NO WAY to have all those parts at hand. IF it were possible - the cost would be so high - that your electric bill (and mine) would rise to about $2,000 per month. If your bill were that amount but your service could be restored in 1 day no matter HOW LARGE a catastrophic event occurred - what would your complaint be (let's guess...)
lvlv November 10, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Several trucks set up on Four Bridges AND at corner of North Four Bridges and Bartley...
Margaret November 10, 2012 at 09:16 PM
I'm with you. this storm has financially crushed me. Lets see how JCPL responds when i call about my bill and I say "I will try to pay it on tuesday but after re-assessing the situation i think maybe i can pay it next month, but i cant guarantee anything...
Mrs.C November 10, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Sighing,,,,Paula Drive is still without power!
littlestro November 10, 2012 at 10:37 PM
Good news for those on Paula Drive in Long Valley.....Your power is on!
Meg November 10, 2012 at 11:06 PM
Does Lynn court in windmill pond in morristown have power yet?
bill November 10, 2012 at 11:35 PM
YAY! Power back on at top of Ann Rd!!!! Thanks lineworkers!!!
Mrs.C November 11, 2012 at 02:21 AM
yahooooooooooooooooooooooo {Power on Paula Dr.!!!!!
Terry November 11, 2012 at 02:33 AM
Congratulations!!
Marila Sydentricker November 11, 2012 at 02:44 AM
Power is back on W Mill Rd!!!!!!
Nonnie November 11, 2012 at 07:31 AM
Still no power on Pleasant Hill in Chester and yes it is true that non union workers are being turned away. I know because my brother in law was one of them. He was called a pig, shouted "oink oink" at him then spit at his feet. So it is happening.
Robert Pignatello November 11, 2012 at 01:04 PM
People have a right to sound off and to their views. That's what everyone is doing here. It would be nice to be able to do that without personal attack from those who's views they think are somehow superior. Why don't you go and start your own blog in support of this utility company that the rest of think could have done much better last year and now too.
Parsippany Taxpayer November 11, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Nonnie -- they should hang these union pieces of garbage that are turning nonunion workers away during a time of crisis. This is the reason my wife and I can't wait to retire early and get the heck out of NJ. I am all about fair representative of labor BUT those that don't use common sense during a crisis should face civil and criminal prosecution and lose their union job.
Parsippany Taxpayer November 11, 2012 at 01:43 PM
The price gouging, union nonsense, and corruption during this crisis have shown those in the surrounding areas just how dysfunctional NJ really is. Keep paying top dollar taxes to support the broken system.
Mike November 11, 2012 at 01:58 PM
It is a known fact that NJEA union thugs are behind the extended outage because they hate to work and to ensure their fellow union thugs fixing the lines max their overtimes.
Dick Larkin November 11, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Given JCP&L's disregard for us,I propose that they should give township residents the month of December for free as restitution for what they have made us endure this month. If not, I would propose that those of us that have generators continue to use them as long as possible and not buy their power. In addition, I think all of Washington Townnship's residents should refuse to pay their November bill, led by the Township government itself. The only way to get JCP&L's attention is to hit them where it hurts--in their pocketbook.
Betsy November 11, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Sunday morning 10 am.. still out in Harding Township and still no utility trucks on our street
Nonnie November 11, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Remember what the sanitation union members did during that huge snowstorm in manhattan a few years back? They "plowed" the streets with their plows up to protest u ion layoffs put in when Bloomberg (another souless creature)!needed to rein in spending. People died due to their direct refusal to clear the streets. Ambulances could not save people including an infant who died because paramedics could not get through. The union heads do not care one bit about anyone, just lining their own pockets. I know their are many union workers who are kind and decent people its the heads that should be prosecuted and they absolutely have rank and file members who are nothing but soul less thugs
Nonnie November 11, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Robert-what tax cuts are you referring too?? Our taxes have not been cut in decades. Rates rise and service plummets from my experience

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