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When Your Power Will Be Back On (If They Know)

Updated timetables from PSEG and JCP&L allow citizens to see a prediction of when their power will return.

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Viral Shah November 04, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Parsippany still has less than 50% of its residents back on Power. I have been tracking estimates given by JCPL for Parsippany and they have only put 1/2 of their estimates online as of yesterday. PSE&G seems to be doing a lot better. And from reading previous posts it seems like that it is not the first time that JCPL has let its customers down. Time to get a new company in town. Is the Mayor keeping a track on progress and accountability?
william welborn November 04, 2012 at 04:39 PM
where are the trucks i havent seen any , except on rt 46
PT Dan November 04, 2012 at 05:13 PM
I work in a skilled nursing facility in W.O. We've been taking in people through local emergency rooms who have been displaced due to power outages in their homes. If your grandmother is in an unsafe situation, you might want to check out a local hospital like St. Barnabas to see what can be done. I'm hearing that FEMA will cover the cost.
Saturnian November 04, 2012 at 05:20 PM
ur all a bunch of crybabies !
CSS November 04, 2012 at 05:23 PM
New list of estimates from JCP&L that extends out to Monday: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/content/dam/newsroom/files/Town_ETR_Report.pdf
BF November 04, 2012 at 06:07 PM
We are off of white oak ridge road near hobart gap and the road is still closed off on Hobart gap road after 7 days!! And still no power. Have a baby and with storm coming and no heat it's getting pretty scary!!
Yan November 04, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Go millburn.patch.com to see their comments, they have JCPL service. http://millburn.patch.com/articles/power-restored-hartshorn-area
Bea November 04, 2012 at 06:37 PM
I can't open this PDF. Can someone tell me what it says for warren twp (zip code 07059)?
Spring Ridge Resident November 04, 2012 at 06:50 PM
People. you need to call JCP&L and file an outage - I did, regarding the lines down on King George Road, which, if repaired, would bring Spring Ridge, and a whole boat load 'o people back up. The girl said, "Oh? I'll put in a work order." Stop gripe-posting and start making calls. 1-888-544-4877. Then, make a call to NJ 12 - 732-346-3200, select Option # 1, and speak with the newsroom. Tell them what is oging on, tell them the same things you are posting here, that no one has been here, nothing has been done, no trucks have been by, and that it is the same story every time. MAKE NOISE WHERE IT COUNTS!!!!!!
Watchung Mom November 04, 2012 at 06:53 PM
The PSEG table is useless! Today is November 4th, 6th days after the outage. We have been living in our house with no electricity, no heat for 6 straight days, with two little kids bundled up in their snowsuits and house temperature dropping to 40s. Yet PSEG posted the following for our town (Watchung boro in Somerset County): Customer served: 2722 Customer out of power: 2019 There have been no movement since the outage started: no of customers restored onNov 3: 0. No of customers restored on nov 4: 0. Where is the "army" of technicians and PSEG crews as they say in their update email? They are literally leaving us out in the cold, incredible! The mayor of our small boro sadly does not have the clout like those well-connected Millburn township...Sigh!!
Spring Ridge Resident November 04, 2012 at 06:54 PM
http://millburn.patch.com/articles/no-power-in-millburn-for-over-a-week The mayor of Millburn has taken their gripe directly to the governor's office. If our mayor won't, then we have to make the call(s) ourselves.
XJS November 04, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Bea-need county and city. Zip code doesn't help.
Fred November 04, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Does anyone know if the useless mayor of Verona is contacting PSE&G on a regular basis to get power up in town? Cedar Grove seems almost fully restored. Maybe Frank "sap" should get some advise from CG's mayor, he seems to be on the ball. West Orange also has power restored! By the way, Frank's block has power..hmmmm.
Kris November 04, 2012 at 08:39 PM
will the caldwells have school?
Cathy Lutz November 04, 2012 at 08:46 PM
It is very sad that there is so much anger over a storm that has affected everyone's lives in some way, & it seems much worse for those not writing on this blog as their computers or phones were swept away in the flood waters....I have heard from friends who have family in south jersey who are homeless & a few of them are trying to make their way up here to my home and to the homes of others who can offer shelter. There are shelters in every town if you look for them,where elderly & young children can be kept warm. If someone is sick, a hospital will provide shelter. I too am frustrated by the apparent lack of work being done on many of the roads closest to me in Mendham but I assume from seeing the destruction where entire poles are cracked in half w/ lines draped over treetops it will take some time. But each day I am seeing people I know get their power back. it is strange how it works...my brother lives in a neighborhood with 5 or 6 intertwining streets and all of them have power except his. Go figure. I have access to a gas generator which I use a few hours in the morning & a few hours at night since the gas is so scarce and I consider myself VERY lucky with only 2 trees down NOT on my house!..It is a very bad time for everyone...keep your chins up and remember FEMA is a federal program so much of this rests in the current president's hands. Not sure what he is doing about any of this...unfortunately does not seem to be enough. I hope this tells us all something too.
In Darkness November 04, 2012 at 09:09 PM
North caldwell anyone??? Where's the light??
Noemi November 04, 2012 at 09:19 PM
I live in Parsippany and have had no power still! I live in the Park Lake Village apratment complex on Baldwin Rd and half of my complex has not had power since last Monday. I informed JCPL the following Tuesday and have called them and all they say is by Nov 7 "most" customers should be restored. Unacceptible!!! Power was restored to buisessness on N. Beverwick last Thursday 11/1, Baldwin Plaza never lost power and Route 46 buisnesses all have their power back but what about the regular homes and people. Our complex and some homes on Vail Rd still no power. This is ridiculous. I just moved to Parsippany and never have I experienced this with PSE&G through any storm. All the people I know that have PSE&G have had power since last Thursday!!!! What is going on JCPL? JCPL needs to go! I guess I will get power back just in time for the new storm coming only to lose power again. Thank you JCPL!!!! P.S, Cathy Lutz above Thank you for your post and I understand where you are coming from but at least you have a generator to keep warm a few hours even at night to sleep. MANY OF US DO NOT!!!! So please excuse us from being upset!!!
Gaye November 04, 2012 at 09:40 PM
I called JCP&L because our neighborhood is always dead last to get power restored, we were the last block in Morris Township during Hurricane Irene. I heard a rumor that our sub-station was built too close to a river, and that is why we have issues restoring power. JCP&L said our neighborhood could petition to be moved to a different sub-station, if in fact it is true that our sub-station is compromised by proximity to water or for some other reason. They can look into it. Our block is always last to get power. I heard our sub-station was built too close to a river. If that is in fact true, we could as a neighborhood ask to be moved.
martin November 05, 2012 at 01:28 PM
what's the latest word on when power will be restored in Hopatcong?
ADRIENNE November 05, 2012 at 09:53 PM
You can wipe you know what with this timeline. PSE&G is so unorganized. All the help they have from other states and they still don't have people back. Can you tell me what high paid executive thought to build transfer stations in low line areas.
P.K. November 06, 2012 at 01:28 AM
What about Green Brook? North of Rt 22? We have all the main access road up the mtn. Our mayor and township committee are totally useless. Never heard peep from any of them. Our whole neighborhood is totally dark with no hope for power.
Prentiss Gray November 06, 2012 at 03:21 PM
This list is not really very helpful. knowing that they plan to have 80% of your town re-powered by a certain date doesn't tell you much. I liked the outage map approach that Patch took last time. At least then you could see the extent of the outages physically, and watch it change day by day. That was a volunteer effort wasn't it?
John Dunphy November 06, 2012 at 03:28 PM
As far as I can remember, yes. If someone wanted to step up and do it again (hint, hint), we would not be opposed.
elle November 06, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Relax- it could be worse!
John November 06, 2012 at 05:21 PM
EXACTLY! Romney was against FEMA right before Sandy hit and now he has nothing to say to reporters asking him why he's so against the program.
Prentiss Gray November 06, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Do we have the kind of data we'd need to do it? A house by house or block by block table of outages?
John Dunphy November 06, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Prentiss, I honestly have no idea. Kathy Shaskan took point on that when she was still Editor for Morris Township-Morris Plains Patch. But, she got sane and left last year. If you have her contact info, you could reach out.
John November 07, 2012 at 12:21 AM
It's more than Romney wants to do, that's for sure. Romney wants to get rid of FEMA! :(
Sally November 08, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Christie should resign. What is he doing except taking calls from Obama. He got his power back in Mendham yet there are 35% of the town still out. Don't ever vote for him again!!! Jcp&l claim they will have everyone restored by Sunday??? Yeah right, they initially claimed by Thursday. Who is holding them accountable??? Christie is to busy wasting doughnuts.
still no power November 11, 2012 at 12:53 AM
Why are we the public paying for JCP&L's mistakes? Check out the poles on Brooklyn Mt. Road in Hopatcong & on Lakeside Blvd. They have not kept up with the Mantianace and up grades and just keep adding wires from whoever and never up graded the sorce the Poles. Looks like most poles, if you leaned on them hard they would snap! Let alone 80 mph Winds. Stop taking the money out of the system and add some back for repairs. Antaquated systems can't be expected to work. of course now the Utilities can blame all there falts on the storm alone

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