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Keep Updated: Report Outages, Closures Around Morristown

Mainly, be safe!

We're all in this together.

All week, members of the Morristown, Morris Township and Morris Plains community have been helping us keep this post updated with info about how the oddball early winter storm's affecting our area.

The map above, charting power outages, was produced by Patch user and includes the most up-to-date info Gwee's been able to gather. Gwee's been pulling information from the hundreds of comments readers have been leaving on this post and elsewhere.

(Note: Some of the details on the map date back to Tropical Storm Irene, when Gwee first created the map, but with your updates, it's getting closer and closer to a real-time picture of how things are doing. So keep checking back on the map, and in the comments stream below, to see where power's out, and where it's back.)

So let us know in the comments how things are going by you and keep checking back on our front page for the latest from municipal officials and JCP&L.

Britney Lassister November 02, 2011 at 01:53 PM
Flagler Street/Clyde Potts (Manahan Village/Morristown Housing Authority/Beverly Gardens-same area as Neighborhood House) Drive still no power in Morristown
Scott November 02, 2011 at 03:31 PM
JCP&L's list is very inaccurate. There are numerous streets without power that are not listed - Upper Field Road, Rolling Hill Drive, Brigade Hill Road, etc. This list is just a smokescreen to pacify people for the moment. There are many streets on the list with reported restoration dates that have passed without any action. Some streets are listed with only one home out when the entire block is out. There are lines down in the streets. We haven't seen a JCP&L truck all week. Again, as with Irene, we are receiving calls from JCP&L telling us our power has been restored. They sound very surprised when we tell them they are incorrect. JCP&L - get representatives out in the streets to assess the damage, and communicate with your customers. YOU CANNOT COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR CUSTOMERS BY PHONE, ON THE WEB OR BY EMAIL WHEN THET DON"T HAVE POWER. The main reason for is that the parent company, First Energy, has cut back staff to make a buck. The entire NJ office is understaffed and under trained. Out of state customer service does not work. Our state politicians should revaluate JCP&L's commitment to New Jersey.
Jeremy Gulish November 02, 2011 at 03:45 PM
Dorothy Drive = No Power (inaccurate in the JCP&L list)
Bernadette November 02, 2011 at 03:51 PM
Just called JCP&L again - they're saying Jacob Ford Village could be restored by Friday - wow - they said it like that's good news!!!
Mimi November 02, 2011 at 04:13 PM
@Bernadette - wow - isn't it amazing how low their standards are? This is just unacceptable. I think the apartment complex should think about getting generators as obviously the power company cannot be relied on.
Martatown November 02, 2011 at 05:03 PM
What a JOKE that list is!! And we get this forwarded by Mayor Rosenbush to us-our elected officials?? They really need to be careful-the the egg is on their face.
Amy Todd Klug November 02, 2011 at 07:52 PM
No power on Lindstrom Road in Morris Plains...and No plans to restore ANY homes in Morris Plains today....ridiculous. I am stuck at a relative's house with a 6 month old and a 2 year old....since Saturday night...I just want to go home.
Mimi November 02, 2011 at 09:31 PM
Jacob Ford Village has power. Jesus - it's about time!!
MRVF November 02, 2011 at 09:35 PM
Washington Ave. has power back - I believe all of Washington is back up.
Melissa Spiotta November 02, 2011 at 11:48 PM
anyone check that listing lately? Rolling hill is not listed and skyline and bailey hollow are blank....what?
Jill Anderson November 03, 2011 at 12:17 PM
Fairmount Avenue still no power - entire street.
Alex November 03, 2011 at 12:20 PM
Brookfield Way is still without power.
Jill Anderson November 03, 2011 at 12:27 PM
What is the number for JCP&L to speak with a live person, not a recording?
Scott November 03, 2011 at 02:19 PM
Upper Field Road, Dorothy Drive, Fairmont Avenue and Grace Way still out. The downed wires are still in the same place as they were on Saturday. Luckily our Township Police and Fire Departments have graciously marked them for you. JCP&L, my bill always arrives at my house on time every month. The mailbox still works in a power outage, and a knock on the door can be heard in the silence of our neighborhood. How about communicating to your customers with a flyer, street representatives, a customer service station here or there? This lack of direct communication is deplorable. It is simple customer service 101. Be proactive, talk to your customers directly, bring out hot chocolate, coffee, water bottles, flashlights, batteries, ski hats, gloves, etc. (even branded with your logo) A little customer service now will go a long way when the bashing starts. A couple of dollars now will save you quite a bit down the road. Hiding behind the fallen tree branches is a cowardly act. And don't even think of estimating our bills this month like the last time (Irene). We would all like the exact usage on our next bill.
Scott November 03, 2011 at 03:45 PM
Tim Quinn, the Township Administrator and the Morris Township Council members have been in constant contact with our residents. They have offered solutions for problems and have been relentless in their efforts to improve the current conditions. We can only hope that JCP&L will listen and learn from our representatives.
Gwee November 03, 2011 at 04:29 PM
Thanks everyone for their kind support of my little google maps project. I did notice that some shapes appear to be missing. I have set the map to open collaborations so that anyone with a google account can add comments and changes. Please feel free to update the map but please do not delete anything. It appears that our grid is not very stable and the map might be a good record of areas that are particularly succeptible to power outages.
Mike Poulo November 03, 2011 at 04:40 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsUKi-D2E6E&feature=youtube_gdata_player Morristown area power outage Blizzard '11
CSS November 03, 2011 at 05:46 PM
It's official, no more "everyone restored by Friday" from JCP&L: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/content/dam/customer/get-help/files/Town_ETR_Estimates_Nov3_1130_explanationadded.pdf That chart now shows Nov. 5 as the date for full restoration. PSE&G has more subs yet has consistently had a greater percentage restored. Just throwing that out there...
Jill Anderson November 03, 2011 at 08:18 PM
Fairmount Ave has power!!!
susan brown November 03, 2011 at 08:49 PM
Bradford Estates is back up!
Nicole Hodge Pittaluga November 04, 2011 at 02:27 AM
Molly Stark is back up too!
CSS November 04, 2011 at 04:40 AM
Should I feel special that I'm one of the 693 in Morristown without power? :) Big ups to my neighbors in the Sherwood/Nottingham condos and the tennis club, both of which seem to share my fate. Visited my place today, and damn it was cold in there. Tons of homes and condos around this area have been up for days. Line and tree work looks complete, maybe we're just waiting on someone to pop a new fuse in, who knows. Didn't say any trucks in my quick drive through town. Heading back home tomorrow anyhow, as this hotel is getting expensive and they're out of rooms tomorrow. Blah.
CSS November 04, 2011 at 05:19 AM
Just found this on the Morris County Office of Emergency Management: http://www.morrisoem.org/pdfs/MorrisCountyStreet_ETR_Info.pdf That's a street-by-street chart with repair time estimates. Looks like it was prepared Thursday.
Scott November 04, 2011 at 03:00 PM
Dorothy Drive and Upper Field Road up as of 3:30 am this morning
Scott November 04, 2011 at 06:35 PM
FirstEnergy nearly triples 3Q earnings The Business Journals Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 4:40am EDT FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) nearly tripled its third-quarter earnings compared to a year ago thanks to higher sales margins and the company's acquisition of Greensburg, Penn.-based Allegheny Energy, the Akron Beacon Journal reports. The Akron-based parent company of Ohio Edison reported third-quarter earnings of $509 million, or $1.22 a share, compared to $175 million, or 59 cents a share, last year, the newspaper reports. Revenues increased by $1 billion to $4.7 billion, buoyed by the Allegheny Energy acquisition.
Janie Hagmann November 06, 2011 at 12:27 PM
Sherwood Dr. got power back @ 3 pm on Satuurday; a full 7 days after it was lost.
CSS November 06, 2011 at 07:56 PM
7 days and 2 hours, Janie. :) I filed my BPU complaint Friday from my hotel room, also contacted the governor's office for good measure. I focussed less on my woes and more on how the state needs to pressure JCP&L to do much more proactive maintenance to help prevent this sort of thing. BTW, our outage (and I'd like to contact you at some point so I have a "power buddy" on the same grid who can report whether they've got power or not) was apparently due to that tree that fell across James down by Loyola and the racquet club. There are 4 lines. Apparently they missed one when they fixed the larger mess on Sunday(?). If they would have dealt with the whole thing at once we would have been back up when the rest of the neighborhood came back. Shockingly bad organization on someone's part.
Debra Zoo November 01, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Continental road in Morris Plains still has no power since Monday 9:20 A good amount of fallen trees too
Mackie November 03, 2012 at 12:48 AM
Does Spring Brook neighborhood have power? Nov 2, 2012, About 9:00 PM.
LMB November 05, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Rolling Hill Drive and Skyline Drive neighborhoods still without power today despite the chart above showing that we would be up on November 4th.

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