JCP&L Says Parsippany Restorations Will Go into Next Week
Right now, the utility says 30 percent of its local customers remain without electricity.
A new report from Jersey Central Power and Light indicates that power restoration in Parsippany will take through at least next week to complete.
According to the report, a majority of its Parsippany customers have had their electricity restored—but 30 percent of township businesses and residences are still without power.
In his Monday afternoon press release, Mayor James Barberio noted that the work the utility is doing "is very labor intensive and is slow moving, but in order for power to be restored to homes, [the] lines going into the neighborhoods must be fixed first."
The mayor added that once power is restored to neighborhoods, it does not mean that power will be restored to specific individual homes or streets.
"If there are smaller lines down in your area, they have to be addressed by crews once they are able to work in your specific neighborhood," the mayor's release said. "We are hoping to see crews on residential streets soon."
The JCP&L's latest outage map showed approximately 5,997 homes and businesses in town are still without power as of 4 p.m. Monday.
Those who find themselves without power are encouraged to call JCP&L directly at 888-544-4877.
The mayor's press release reminded residents to use caution when driving and to avoid any downed wires, which could be live.