NJ Residents Slowly Regaining Power

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STATE – Utility crews are working to restore power to New Jersey residents who lost electricity as a result of Saturday’s snowstorm, but it’s a slow process.

As of Monday evening, 234,000 JCP&L customers remained affected, down from 356,000 total. PSE&G reported that 140,000 customers were without electricity as of 6:30 a.m., down from more than 560,000 who were originally affected.

The largest concentrations of affected customers are in Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic counties. Both PSE&G and JCP&L expect to restore service to most customers by Thursday.

Electric crews work to restore power to the largest numbers of customers first, taking into account “priority” customers, such as hospitals, police stations, fire stations, water and sewer facilities, communications facilities, and customers on life-sustaining medical equipment. At the same time, the utility restores power to homes and businesses, starting with the circuits serving the largest number of customers.

JCP&L customers can report power outages to 1-888-544-4877 (888-LIGHTSS). PSE&G’s customers can call 1-800-436-PSE (7734). For the latest information, visit http://pseg.com/ or https://firstenergycorp.com/jersey_central_power_light.html

NJ Transit has restored rail service on all lines, but trains are not running between Hackettstown and Lake Hopatcong on the Morris and Essex Lines. As of Tuesday morning, all trains are subject to delays – from 10-15 minutes system-wide and between 30-45 minutes on the Morris and Essex Lines. For the latest updates, check http://www.njtransit.com

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1 comment for “NJ Residents Slowly Regaining Power

  1. Lwalshmill
    November 1, 2011 at 11:10 am

    I live in West Orange, and I haven’t seen a Public Service truck YET…or a soul cleaning up trees..there are sill wires down!! If every other block has power, (or on some streets 3 out of 5 houses have power) why can’t EVERY block have power???? I want to know why this haphazard methodology of repair is actually a GOOD plan, and why Governor Christy is not helping those of us that are freezing our heads off get our power back. I’m not sure where they are working, but it’s obviously not in my town, or any of the neighboring towns that I drive through. What’s the point of making sure the big institutions, like shcools have power when they can’t open them because half the residents can’t get to them due to down trees and wires (& oh yea, half the families have no power!!!!!!!!!.) This is a disgrace.

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