Number of Somerset Hills Customers Without Power Down Slightly
JCP&L says there are more outages to deal with due to the snowstorm.
Although Bedminster Township Mayor Robert Holtaway said there were a few more power outages following Wednesday's snowstorm, most have been restored and the area is only dealing with those outages from about 11 days ago in the hurricane.
"We had some sporadic outages which have been restored," he said.
But that still leaves thousands of Somerset Hills residents without power as of 11 a.m. Thursday.
In Bedminster, about 656 JCP&L customers are without power, down from 1,188. In Bernardsville, there are 866 customers without power, down from 1,164.
In Bernards Township, there are still 4,574 customers without power, down from 5,066 Wednesday.
Somerset County Freeholder Mark Caliguire has already blasted JCP&L for its slow response to these residents, many of whom are landlocked and unable to reach emergency services.
In a statement on the site, the company said it is experiencing more outages because of the snowstorm.
"JCP&L is experiencing additional power outages due to the severe weather that passed through our service territory Nov. 7," the statement said. "Crews are working around the clock to return power to all affected areas, and an additional 1,600 line workers are arriving today to assist with restoration."
A representative with JCP&L did not immediately return a call for comment.
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