Mayor Asks JCP&L: When Will Power Be Fully Restored?

More than 1,600 Morristown customers remained without power late Saturday.

As more than 1,600 Morristown JCP&L customers remained without power late Saturday night, the mayor said the town has been pressing the utility company for a timetable on the restorations.

In a letter to residents, Mayor Tim Dougherty said the town has asked the utility company "for specific information to update our residents and have leveraged all external relations to apply pressure to make our community a priority."

"All municipal employees and resources will be used to aid our residents during this recovery period," the letter read. "I have ensured that every possible method will be used to communicate and keep the public updated with information as necessary."

Town Hall will remain open 24/7 as a warming and charging center.

Joseph Torres November 04, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Altamont court out of power since 4 pm monday. - have not seen a jcpl. Truck since then
Area 51 November 04, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Pitney Place has been out since Monday. Haven't seen a JCPL truck either.
Michele November 04, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Woodland Avenue at Kitchel Road remains powerless even though Kitchel has power. When will they fix the wires that are down near The Moore Estate???
Pete November 04, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Any word on the apartments at Jacob Ford Village? Restoring them as welll as the other nearby apartments would go a long way to getting the numbers up.
Joseph Torres November 04, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Jcpl should be using the patch to communicate their progress instead of us having to guess when and where the power will be conected
Richard L. November 04, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Harvey Court/Rolling Hill Dr./ Mountainside Dr. also still out of power -- and patience. JCP&L has been invisible. And where has our Township leadership been? It would be nice to at least understand how the priorities are being set and why and to be kept informed as to progress and when various neighborhoods within the Township will have power restored. The response to date has been shameful!!
Mike November 04, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Can anyone confirm that the power is still out at Parsons Village, 320 South street, and any word on when it might come back? (P.V. was out more than a week last year and was the last location restored in Morristown. ) Mike
Karen Powanda November 04, 2012 at 06:38 PM
I really don't care about the percenatges shown on JCP&L's timetable. That tells us nothing. Plus the same mesage has been there for days. How about using a street map and showing where JCP&L is working, where it has been restored and a timetable by street. No more high level generalities that doesn't really provide useful/liveable information.
Eric November 04, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Mike, still no power at Parsons. Like you said, if last year taught us anything it's that we'll know that the rest of the town has been taken care of when power does come back at Parsons.
Bonnie Arnold Haynes November 04, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Very good idea about having power companies communicate to Patch locals and not Work intensive for power company. Mr. Mayor, can u make that one happen/
Motown Resident November 04, 2012 at 07:38 PM
It's a shame the township didn't spend more time working on the infrastructure instead of politicians "patting themselves on the back" and naming ballfields and gazebo's after themselves. They should reconsider consolidating with Morristown again and enjoy the benefits of strong governance. Having said that, Altamont Court still needs power!!!
Todd J. Bertolini November 04, 2012 at 09:03 PM
pitiful. u got a ton of out of state guys that have to wade thru out of date curcuit diagrams and redo what jcpl SHOULD have done. God forbid there should be improvements to the infrastructure during NORMAL times. 2012 on a 1965 system
Bruce Rudin November 04, 2012 at 09:45 PM
We have not heard much from Morris Twp mayor or committee thru Nixle or the patch. Where are they. Ahhh but we did get an election zinger not to vote for the Dems. As an EX republican and former committee man (another town) their non-communiation during the storm to vote Democratic. There is no leadership.
Marcel Rodriguez November 04, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Very interesting that the multimillion dollar homes surrounding the Moore Estates have their roads cleared ( they were blocked 3 days ago) and all have power. I drove thru there this evening on my way home to my cold, dark middle class condo. We remain, powerless.........
Karen Escalona November 05, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Skyline Drive still out. Spoke with a JCPL employee today. The downed poles on 202 and Skyline are back up. It takes "three days to string wires". So unless weather obstructs the work, Skyline/Rolling Hill should be back online in four days.
pissed offf November 05, 2012 at 01:08 AM
Any word on turtle road? I am in village drive. Halff if the development has power and the other half does not. I do not see any down lines and i have not seen any trucks around.
joe November 05, 2012 at 03:12 AM
I too am pissed off and very curious when the other part of Village at Convent Station finally gets light. Turtle road too is pitch black. What nearby wires, poles and substations still need to be repaired for us to get power? Our area becomes a third world country with each freaking storm. How about putting all wires underground!!! And comunicating clearly with us via graphs what specific parts and streets of Morristown/Morris Township still need to be repaired.
CSS November 05, 2012 at 05:03 AM
This is an old photo, but neighbors here say that other than the police tape that was added, it's exactly the same as of today: http://i.imgur.com/26MdZ.jpg
CSS November 05, 2012 at 05:04 AM
Oh, just a note, that's Morris Township above. Just a bit from the 287 overpass. Not sure if the lesser damage towards town is cleared or not.
Area 51 November 09, 2012 at 01:01 PM
Update: still no power at Pitney Place. 12 days and counting. Thanks JCPL.
ryancnj November 09, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Still no power on James St & Spring Brook.


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