JCP&L to Continue Working on Outages "As Safety Permits"
Still 74,012 in the dark in Ocean and Monmouth counties
There are currently 28,176 JCP&L customers without power in Ocean County and 45,836 without power in Monmouth County, according to an update on the JCP&L website.
Those numbers change constantly as crews continue to work on outages throughout the region. However, the nor'easter starting to move into the area may cause new outages as well as coastal flooding, according to the National Weather Service.
JCP&L, in a prepared statement, says:
"Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has restored power to more than 900,000 of the 1.2 million JCP&L customers affected by Hurricane Sandy, marking five consecutive days where crews have restored at least 100,000 customers per day.
While restoration continues, JCP&L is preparing for a Nor'easter that is expected to arrive Wednesday with high winds and heavy rain. Crews already in place will continue to work through the storm as safety permits.
About 250,000 of JCP&L's customers remain without power, most of whom live in Morris, Monmouth and Ocean counties. The vast majority of customers will be restored by Wednesday, Nov. 7. Customers in harder-hit areas can expect to be restored throughout the coming week.
Many JCP&L customers along the barrier islands and coastal towns of Monmouth and Ocean counties, and other areas that are unsafe to energize, cannot be completely restored because of severe damage to homes, businesses, roads and infrastructure."
To see a JCP&L report that has projected times for restoration in particular towns, see attached PDF, look first for your county and then your town.
JCP&L's chart for outages in the state by county:
*The number of restored outages on this chart may exceed the number of customers served because customers may lose power multiple times.
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Last Modified: November 7, 2012