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Red Bank Neighborhoods Without Power and Why

The borough has released a detailed update on neighborhoods still affected by power outages.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Red Bank Administrator Stanley Sickles said as much as 40 percent of the borough remained without power. Jersey Central Power and Light crews have been working to restore power, though its divided crews have left many neighborhoods untouched since Hurricane Sandy wrecked havoc on the Jersey Shore.

The following is a list of Red Bank neighborhoods without power and why, provided by the borough:

  • Shrewsbury Avenue between Bank & River streets, Bank Street, portions of Leighton Avenue, portions of Tilton Avenue due to a downed primary line on Shrewsbury Avenue
  • Drummond Place, portions of Gold Street, portion of Monmouth Street due to a downed primary line on Drummond Place.
  • Branch Avenue near Harding Road, Hudson Avenue, Elm Place, Horace Place, Canal Street, Clay Street, portions of Broad Street due to downed primary line on Branch Avenue.
  • Washington Street, Mechanic Street, Mount Street, portions of Wallace Street due to a tree that fell on power lines and broken utility poles on Washington Street.  Trees have been cleared and 3 broken poles replaced by Verizon. Awaiting JCP&L crew to reinstall lines on new poles.
  • Madison Avenue east of St. Nicholas and portion of Molly Pitcher Village due to tree that fell on pole and damaged 3 transformers on Madison Avenue.  Tree removed today, awaiting JCP&L crew to repair transformers and power lines.
  • Prospect Avenue, Harding Road, portion of John Street, Prospect Hill Apts. & Tower Hill Condos. This area is served by Little Silver substation which is now operating.  JCP&L crews are repairing lines between this area and the substation.
  • Red Bank east of Throckmorton including Windward Way, Spinnaker Lane, John Street and area of town north to the river.This area is served by Fair Haven substation and the Boro has been advised that it is fully functioning as of today. Crews are working to repair lines branching out from the substation.
sunshinestar November 08, 2012 at 12:07 PM
On Tuesday there were 10 out-of-state bucket trucks with about 40 men standing around waiting for JCP&l to come and give them a work order. They were parked at the monmouthmall from approx 7 am to 5pm. What a waste of manpower
TLB November 08, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Mechanic St resident Mechanic St also has a pole down at corner of Mechanic and Marlin which is also causing power outages. They replaced the pole and removed the tree on Sunday and then JCP&L never finished the job. Frustrating!
Janice Miholics November 08, 2012 at 05:24 PM
It's helpful to understand who's without power and why, but we would REALLY appreciate an update as to WHEN they anticipate power to be restored. This is as much a failure of our mayor and council as it is JCP&L's. Where is the communication and leadership? VERY disappointing that no one appears to be advocating for the residents of Red Bank.
Kathy Hall November 08, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Red bank is not even on the work schedule for the next three days. Most of the work is out of Monmouth county yet the red bank website insists crews are working in our area. They could at least update their info to reflect the situation
Sara Hansen November 08, 2012 at 09:47 PM
JCP&L last night told me "you are scheduled for power restoration on Friday at midnight," to which I responded "Which Friday night?!" Now today they tell me Monday. I don't believe them, and I wish someone would communicate better with us the actual truth of when we will be restored.
MARILEE BLEETSTEIN November 08, 2012 at 10:53 PM
I am also without power since Sunday of last week. No damage was done to my house except for the property but we can't stay in a house with no power. We have stayed in hotels. I would like to know when the power will be restored.
Barney November 08, 2012 at 11:27 PM
We have power on Alameda Court.
KC November 08, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Not sure why they (Red Bank officals) are saying utility poles have been replaced on Washington Street when there is still a utility pole laying across the street. Besides cutting up the tree on Monday nothing else has been done. Oh I forgot...there was a pickup truck with flashing lights sitting in front of the downed wires all day yesterday. Wish I could get paid to sit in a heated truck all day and do nothing.
Daniel November 09, 2012 at 10:09 PM
That truck sitting there is monitoring a fiber optic line that goes to the hospital. I have a feeling there could be some red tape causing te delay. I'm freezing my butt off on Wallace. I'm definitely disappointed in red bank on this one.
RBR November 10, 2012 at 01:07 PM
There is still no power in neighborhoods east of Riverview Hospital due to a downed power line. It's COLD and DARK and there is evidence of an attempted break-in at our back door. JCP&L had no knowledge of the power line downed by a tree during the first storm. The tree was removed but the line remains unrepaired. isn't there any communication between the workers removing trees and the workers restoring the power lines? We did, however, receive our bill from JCP&L! Funny how the billing department functions quite well but service is another story!

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