Sunday, November 11, 2012
After two weeks of outages, most residents without power have gotten it back as of Saturday afternoon.
The day after numerous electrical crews from as far away as Wisconsin were spotted making repairs to downed lines and poles in Red Bank and Shrewsbury, the number of residents without power in both towns has dropped substantially. According to Jersey Central Power and Light's most recent outage map, 567 Red Bank customers remain without power in Red Bank. In Shrewsbury the number of JCP&L customers has fallen to 118. That's a large drop from just a day ago when more than twice that many Red Bank customers were without power and as many as 753 Shrewsbury customers were without power. Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey directly nearly two weeks ago. Already being recognized as the most destructive storm to ever hit the state, Sandy caused …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Many residents still without power in both towns.
Jersey Central Power and Light promised to have most area residents restored to power earlier this week, setting Saturday as the day when all residents would be restored to power. As outages have persisted, Gov. Chris Christie recently extended that deadline to Sunday. For residents in Red Bank and Shrewsbury without power, the wait has become more than tedious. As of Friday morning, more than 2,000 JCP&L customers remained without power in both towns combined. Though the utility maintains that it's been working steadily, having deployed thousands of electrical workers to restore as many residents to power as possible as quickly as possible, the outage numbers in both towns have remained relatively stagnate for days, dropping - and rising …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
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:
Delays, fragmented workforces, and, now, a nor'easter have made getting power back in Red Bank and exercise in frustration.
If Jersey Central Power and Light could send three or four trucks to Red Bank, spend the day here, borough Administrator Stanley Sickles said, it's likely the town could be back at full power, could have been just a day or two after the storm. Unfortunately, that's not how it works. Following Red Bank's Council meeting Wednesday night held during the area's most recent weather misfortune, a nor'easter that dropped as much as five inches of snow on the Greater Red Bank area, Sickles explained his big yellow board. It's a map of the borough, you see, and as lines and poles are repaired and power is reportedly restored to individual neighborhoods they are colored in with a yellow highlighter - yellow for lights, Sickles said, deadpan. …