As reports came in throughout the day that other Morris County towns like Chatham, Montville and Jefferson were experiencing power outages, Morristown, Morris Township and Morris Plains had been getting away unscathed.
That wasn't bound to last.
The latest outage map figures from JCP&L's map, as of 5:51 p.m., have Morris Township with about 900 (10 percent) of its residents reporting power outages; in Morristown, 182 households (2 percent) were reporting being in the dark; while Morris Plains had 106 households (4 percent) without power.
These figures still pale in comparison to other parts of the county, such as Randolph, with over 5,000 households reporting power outages at 5:30 p.m.; Montville, where about 3,500 households were reporting outages; Chatham Township where over 3,000 residents were without power; Parsippany with about 2,000 households reporting power outages; and Harding Township with about 1,300 residents without power.
In Morris County, 21,730 households, 11 percent, were reporting power outages as of 5:30 p.m. That quickly rose to 41,470, or 21 percent, by 5:51 p.m.
If you have a power outage, call the JCP&L outage line at 1-888-LIGHTSS.