TELL US: Has Your Power Been Restored?

More than 13,000 still without power in the township; service slowly returning.

Power appears to be returning to residents, slowly.

JCP&L shows said in a release that it has restored power to about 20 percent of its customers in northern and central New Jersey and expects to have the majority of customers restored by Wednesday. It could take up to two weeks for customers in the hardest-hit areas to regain power, the company said.

"The damage from Hurricane Sandy far exceeds what we saw from Hurricane Irene or the October 2011 snowstorm," said JCP&L President Don Lynch in a release. "While we were better prepared for Hurricane Sandy, the damage rivals that experienced during Hurricane Katrina, one of our nation’s most devastating and expensive hurricanes."

How are things going for you? Are you still in the dark? Please share your stories in comments. And if you are having a really tough time, tell us and be sure to let us know what area you are in. Patch will forward the information directly to the mayor.

CCB November 02, 2012 at 02:48 PM
We are in Mazdabrook Development of Parsippany , waiting for electricity to come to our cold homes . Fallent trees are not being removed from the streets .Please convey this message to the township officials.
Steven J November 02, 2012 at 03:16 PM
I live in the Sedgefield section of town. No power since 6:30 PM Monday. Traffic light at Littleton at Halsey not working as of 7:00 AM this morning. Last night Gulf station there had generator power and was open, saw folks and police waiting this morning.
Ri November 02, 2012 at 03:48 PM
We are from mazdabrook townhomes. Lost power even before sandy struck: @ 11 am on monday morning. Still waiting for JCPL to provide somekind of update. We were not effected even during Irene.
Devanand Nallapothula November 02, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Hope power will be restored before the next non-tropical storm perdicted for next week. Hopefully, so called leadership people at JCP&L take a note of this.
SK November 02, 2012 at 04:51 PM
We are anxiously waiting for power to be restored at Meadowbrook garden apartments, on RT 46 next to Fairfield Inn Hotel since Monday about 6.00 pm it has been terrible these past 3-4 days and nights. There is a fallen tree which has not been cleared so far and i guess will keep the JCP&L crews from doing anything.
mm November 02, 2012 at 04:54 PM
We are in normandy village and we too lost power before the Sandy hit - hoping to get power before next storm - we are older (80+yrs) and the house is cold
susan faulkner November 02, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Power is on the way. Some of Lk.Parsippany came back to life last night. Thanks to the hard working power people. Now I need to replace my food in refrig and freezer.Praying for people in South Jersey (Union Beach). Cooking up food and making ice for our daughter who"s home was hit hard. My husband is heading down tomorrow to help replace damaged walls etc. in her first floor.All appliances need replacing.Using generator to run furnace to dry out walls and floors. Only owned home three weeks. Parsippany needs to continue to help each other and show what a great community we live in. Enjoy your day!
Darian Fowlie November 02, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Power is back in Powder Mill section of town
Viral Shah November 02, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Still waiting for power in Mazdabrook, forge pong and businesses a block away all have power now.
Michael S Fenton November 02, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Dartford Rd in Sedgefield has seen most of the tree debris cleared and trees cleaned up around wires. Adjacent streets...no activity. I don't know how the power grids work but one might assume the JCPL crews can do their thing soon in this area. Gulf station seems to be ramping up and lines were moderate. Lots of residents with gas cans standing in line. The lack of communication from JCPL on this area is disappointing.
Monica Sclafani November 02, 2012 at 07:56 PM
mm - just saw your post - Do you need help? Can I pick you up and bring you somewhere where there is heat? Reply here!!!
William Durborow November 03, 2012 at 12:05 PM
Anybody have any news about Westminster Drive?
William Durborow November 03, 2012 at 12:06 PM
Is power on at Westminster Drive?
Arti November 03, 2012 at 12:30 PM
We live in Mazdabrook and we look like the worst affected and last served. We have been waiting since Monday morning, now we are running out of gas in our cars. Hopeful ttys new system will help us fill up gas on Sunday,at least then we are free to go somewhere
Rajendra Nyati November 04, 2012 at 12:15 PM
We are in Hunting Ridge townhouses complex on Rt46 East and Nortt Beverwick intersection in Parsippany,NJ. There are about 300 houses don't have power since Monday Oct29th and there are no updates from JCPL. Several people reported pwer outage from our complex but still no updates.Its freezing cold and we have small kids...now its getting diffcult, pl pass on this message to understand our situation and priortize the restoration work accordingly. Thanks
SM November 04, 2012 at 12:36 PM
We are at vail gardens on vail road, Parsippany. From Monday night we do not have power. Can you please update when power will be restored on vail road. Please reply !!!
DYeh November 04, 2012 at 04:15 PM
We're also in Mazdabrook in the townhomes and have been without power and heat for almost a week. It's absolutely ridiculous that in this day and age, this power company says they were ill-prepared and there will be no legislative moves to improve that in the future. According to JCP&L, it may be up to another 2 weeks before we have power.
Jack November 04, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Please call and write to JCP&L to complain!!! https://www.firstenergycorp.com/content/customer/outages_help/Report_Power_Outages.html 1-888-544-4877
Noemi November 04, 2012 at 09:27 PM
I've called JCPL so many times to report outage and complain. I get the same answer, "most" customers will be restored by Nov 7!!!! I live at the Park Lake Village apts on Baldwin Rd and Vail Rd. No power since Monday night. So cold, so dark. Please we need power. Elderly and small children here in this complex. All buisnesses on N. Beverwick and Rt 46 and Baldwin Plaza have power since last week. What about the regular people????
Robin November 04, 2012 at 09:40 PM
i live on Forest Drive and we have no idea of when the power will be back! When I saw that the car wash on rte 46 was opened, I could not believe it! We are all freezing and no answers but if you need your car wash,that seems to be more important!
NJ EMT November 05, 2012 at 02:51 AM
Noemi.. I live in Park Lake as well.. we have power.. you are welcome in my home for some warmth, a hot shower and some food.. Please reply!!
bob November 05, 2012 at 07:54 PM
write and call your elected officials. what have they done to press the issue?? mayor: (973) 263-4262 email: http://www.parsippany.net/Contact/ clerk: 973-263-4350 governor: 609-292-6000 email: http://www.state.nj.us/governor/contact/
Noemi November 06, 2012 at 02:39 AM
Thank you NJ EMT for your offer. Luckily the other half of the complex got power today but I really appreciate you extending help to me. I am happy to know I have such caring neighbors here in Parsippany. However, I continue to call JCPL and let them know that many of our Parsippany neighbors are still cold and freezing. Stay safe and warm everyone I will continue calling for you!
Noemi November 06, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Thank you Bob I will definitely contact them.
Alvin Choo November 07, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Can anybody tell me when Mazda Brook is getting power back? This is ridiculous.


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