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Fewer Morristown Area Homes Without Power Monday

Work continues, however, to get everyone's electricity back before a Nor'Easter is expected to arrive mid-week.

Time will tell if the Morristown area can get all of its residents and business' power back up before another storm is expected to arrive by the middle of this week.

Just under 70,000 JCP&L customers remained without power in Morris County early Monday afternoon, with Morristown reporting 19 percent still without power (1,839 households), 38 percent in Morris Township (3,309) and 33 percent in Morris Plains (802). Although cold comfort for those still waiting for electricity to come back, they are significant changes from just after Hurricane Sandy's arrival last week, .

In addition to remaining outages, all but one Halloween event some had hoped could be rescheduled for Monday remained cancelled for Morris Township, Morris Plains and Morristown. The only Halloween event still happening was the "Trick or Treat in Downtown Morristown" event, set for 3 to 5 p.m. Monday.

Meanwhile, .

"We're watching the storm very closely," Township Business Administrator Tim Quinn said. "We're working with our Office of Emergency Management and county OEM to try and determine what we're going to need."

As of Monday, rain and wind are expected to come to this area as a result of the Nor'Easter. With that, "more trees could come down, meaning additional loss of power," Quinn said.

Only a few roads remained closed off in the township as of Monday, including Picatinny Road and Bailey Hollow Road. In Morristown, only Paula Court, Jardine Road and Farrelly Place remained closed.

The township presently is making sure streams are cleared for any potential damming issues, as they did prior to Sandy's arrival.

Meanwhile, "we're trying to get as many people as we can back on," he said. "It's been a slow process."

Selinda Mahan November 05, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Is Spring Valley Road open? I have a niece that lives on that road and I don't think she has power yet. Any info would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Chris Katz November 05, 2012 at 07:45 PM
John, we are a road next to Picattiny(Old Mendham) where three other roads connect (Reed, Valley View & Wood). There are old people, families with young children who have been displaced due to lack of heat, hot water etc. we are on three separate feeds for this neighborhood but no one from the town or JCP&L had responded to the phone calls made thus far. It seems everyone around us has power (with the exception of Picatinny, due to their downed trees). We haven't ANY downed trees effecting our neighborhood. Mendham Road up by Delbarton seems to have power and down by Burnham park as well. Our situation is a matter of the utility Co. getting us reconnected to the main grid on Mendham Road and at the top of Valley View Road. For some reason, we are always forgotten, even after calling the utility companies. Several calls from them to our homes have said "you are now back on line" when in fact we are not. I worry about the older folks who rely on family, shelters etc. but with this upcoming storm, lack of being able to obtain gas for generators that one does have or non functional sump pumps (even if on a limited 8 hr. battery back up), will be further displaced from homes. Hopefully a town official will read this and help our small neighborhood BEFORE the storm hits us on Wednesday.
David Michael Fabian November 05, 2012 at 08:17 PM
As of earlier this afternoon on 11/5/12, portions of Spring Valley are still closed due to many downed trees and power lines.
susanna jewell November 05, 2012 at 08:31 PM
My in-laws are on Wood Road and they are still without power-I'd love to hear some good news for them!
Gary Reneau November 05, 2012 at 08:41 PM
Mendham Road up by Delbarton does not have power.
Louise Johnson November 05, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Hi Selinda- Spring Valley Road is closed. Here's the latest police advisory... Advisory: Closed to thru traffic: Sand Spring Rd, Spring Valley, Pleasantville, Lindsley, Millbrook, and Bailey's Mill. Unil further notice. Harding Twp Officials advise you that the following roads are closed to thru traffic: Sand Spring Rd, Spring Valley, Pleasantville, Lindsley, Millbrook, and Bailey's Mill. Unil further notice. Please follow detour routes and use caution. For full details, view this message on the web.
Dave P November 05, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Poles and wires still down on Headley Road. Continued power loss to Lidgerwood and Windmill Pond. Barnegat Twp just went back on-line today which is across the bay from LBI and experienced major surge, flooding and wind damage. Happy for the good people in Barnegat. Just frustrated that our civic leaders in Morristown can no better look out for their own.
LJS November 05, 2012 at 08:56 PM
there were several utility trucks on Picatinny when I came home at lunch today (i'm on Wood) ..keeping my fingers crossed
TB November 05, 2012 at 10:06 PM
Lower portion of james street closed but I guess we've been forgotten also as the james street bridge (over 287) is closed for repair. All of bell, cottonwood, andapplewood in the dark for a week with ZERO sign of any repair crew. Mayor too busy on a conference call to jcp&l to speak to me. If you want to take your turn playing mayor at least have the guts to come out and explain to me why nobody has even been by to look at the 3 downed poles and numerous wires. I guess when your position as mayor is not threatened why bother stepping up for your tax paying residents. I am through with this town and through with NJ.
Debbie Bruen November 05, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Only a very "small" portion of Burnham Park has power - the majority does not and as usual with every other storm we wait and wait - we are the forgotten neighborhood - aside from West Lake and Fairmount everything else seems fine and I am at a loss as to why our power has not been restored - this is getting pretty ridiculous!
Mary Ann November 05, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Mountainside drive. Three storms and all three times we had no power for 7+ days. Talk about feeling forgotten. I understand that many are far worse off. My issue is with the lack of communication from JCPL
Geo. W. November 05, 2012 at 11:44 PM
I second TB above. It is unconsciencable that James Street is still un-passable and the Applewood - Springbrook area of Morris Twp. is completely dark. Morris Twp. website is lacking in terms of info / updates. I am sure JCP&L is doing the best they can but they're constant "most by Wed." message is wearing thin.
Karen Spitzner November 06, 2012 at 02:00 AM
The power lines are still in the street on Rolling Hill at the corner of Western. Until that's fixed, Mountainside Drive probably won't get power. I haven't seen signs of anyone working on repairs.
East Morristown November 06, 2012 at 01:18 PM
South street is closed east of seyton hackney. We live on continental, and we've been out since last Monday. It's frustrating that JCP&L are following the letter of Chrisite's mandate (providing aggregated estimates for restoration,) but they miss the spirit of mandate (letting people know when they'll have power.). The crews must know where they're working on a given day. Just let us know.
Mary Ann November 06, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Totally agree. I could see in the beginning where they may have been overwhelmed but I think the number of outages now should be low enough that they have a plan of action. So either they do and they're not sharing or they don't in which case they need a management overhaul
Karen Powanda November 06, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Does anyone have information about Morris Plains - up on the hill off Grannis? Northview area getting any electricity or cleanup?
susanna jewell November 06, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Any power on Reed, Valley View & Wood?
karla November 06, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Power is still out on the south side of Altamont Court
LJS November 06, 2012 at 07:13 PM
not as of 8 am...was hopeful today would be the day, but since all those trucks knocked down the lines on washington, i fear our resources have been redirected...
susanna jewell November 06, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Thanks LJS. My in-laws are on Wood Road-the Barretts-do you know them?
LJS November 06, 2012 at 08:44 PM
probably? I'm on Wood too, but only been there a year.. we know most people by their first name or what kind of dog they have :)
Sharon Callahan November 06, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Where is the help??? Massive pieces of electrical equipment and miles of wires draped casually alongside the roads, no cones or advance warning (see Bailey Hollow Rd from Western Ave; transformers hanging from bent utility poles, electrical debris scattered roadside. We have not seen anyone in the Skyline/Rolling Hill area and along 202 (Mt.Kemble Rd.) working. The Morris Township "warming station" has been so welcoming and accomodating. The mayor greetsand updates the gathered people . The Township has created a comfortable spot that has engendered good community spirit among its neighbors. Best to all.
Vanessa November 07, 2012 at 02:38 AM
Does anyone have info about when the electricity will come back to Cleveland ave morristown nJ ? Please help is to cold, no gas
RPA November 07, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Agreed. I give the township credit for sending crews out at first light last Tuesday after the storm to clear Bell, Cottonwood, and Applewood, but it took a WEEK for them to put up Detour/Road Closed signs.. and we haven't seen a single utility crew out to begin repairing those three poles. Unacceptable.

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