Sunday, November 11, 2012
Mayor is told power company will work 'through the night' to complete restoration, but he doubts Sunday midnight goal will be met.
The number of Bernardsville households left without power was down to about 227 out of 3,500 JCP&L customers on Sunday evening, but Borough Mayor Lee Honecker said that, two weeks after Hurricane Sandy, he considers that number unacceptable. Monday update On Monday at about 10:30 a.m., the JCP&L website said that 148 Bernardsville customers remained without power, as were 83 customers in Bedminster. Honecker said he drove around the borough prior to Sunday's 4 p.m. conference call with Jersey Central Power and Light and found that the Twin Lakes area, including Hillside Avenue, Lakeview Drive and other nearby streets appeared untouched by restoration efforts. Although he said that some crews had been spotted around Round Top Road and the …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Ridge High School power restored, Somerset Hills school district open.
The number of power outages in Bernards Township had dropped to about 2,500 by late Friday morning, township officials said in a late morning meeting to update the latest changes and operations during the continuing job of recovering from Hurricane Sandy. About 400 homes had been restored on Friday morning, the report said. Power was being restored in some of the remaining pockets of darkness in Basking Ridge on Thursday night with the township saying the number of households with power outages reported by JCP&L had declined by 9 p.m. to about 2,992 — still above a quarter of the township, but a reduction from about 4,500 earlier in the day. Power had been restored by then to the Bernards Township Police Department, Town Hall, and Ridge …
Governor also praises National Guard at press conference in Somerset.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Gov. Chris Christie praised the National Guard's work in New Jersey during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and reportedly said he expects all power to be restored to the state by early Sunday. Christie spoke at a press conference on Thursday, flanked by members of the National Guard at an armory in Somerset. "I wanted to come here and thank these men and women as an example of the over 2,200 National Guardsmen I ordered activated in the prelude to Hurricane Sandy," Christie said. "They have done an extraordinary job." Christie addressed a number of issues still plaguing the state, including power outages. Christie said as of Thursday morning there were 390,746 customers without power in the state, an increase of about 19,000 from …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Outage are going to 'fluctuate' as power is restored, spokesman Ron Morano said.
More than 8,000 workers are in JCP&L's territory in New Jersey working on the restoration of power after Sandy's arrival a week ago Monday night, Jersey Central Power & Light spokesman Ron Morano said on Monday afternoon. "Every day, we bring more crews in here," Morano said. He said that 3,800 line workers and 1,500 foresters were at work in the state on Monday. But in response to questions why progress is slow in some areas — including Bernards Township, where the numbers of houses without power have reduced marginally in the last few days, and outages stubbornly remain for about half of the town's population — Morano stressed that estimates for restoration are estimates, not guarantees. "We are also continuing to work on a lot of big …