Some Power Restored in Tri-Boro

Police warn residents to be cautious of live, energized wires.

As Stop & Shop was down to just two checkout lanes and empty aisles dimly lit seemed to be a theme, power kicked back on around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, with employees rejoicing and dropping items to see if it was also restored at their own homes.

For some of them, it was as Butler Electric announced that all lines had been renegergized and some residents in Kinnelon, Butler and Bloomingdale would have power restored within minutes. Both Bloomingdale and Butler Main Streets were lit with street lamps and business signs and some residents reported power restoration near Kiel Avenue.

"Butler Power and Light’s sub-station energy has been restored. Power will be restored systematically within all power grids," the electric company said in a Nixle alert message sent Wednesday afternoon.

In Kinnelon, power was restored near Boonton Avenue and Graceview Drive.

"I think it's encouraging that two days into the storm, we do have some power restored," Kinnelon Mayor Bob Collins said.

Collins said he was unsure how many residents' power was restored. He was also unsure how many remained without, though many sections of all three boroughs did not get their power back at that time.

Bloomingdale police Chief Joe Borell said many Bloomingdale residents got their power back as well, but he cautioned residents to be careful of the live wires, as many remained on the ground. Butler Electric also advised residents not to touch the downed lines because they are dangerous and asked residents to report downed lines by calling 973-838-0063.

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Julie Frerichs- House Hunter! October 31, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Mark Lime October 31, 2012 at 11:21 PM
BP&L did another outstanding job, again!! Those guys are the best!!
monte87 October 31, 2012 at 11:43 PM
Well we don't have power yet on my street and our lines are underground. There are no wires down on surrounding streets either so I wouldn't start the party yet!
Jeannie Andreotta October 31, 2012 at 11:51 PM
Thank you Butler Power and Light! I would also like to add that the Bloomingdale PD did an AWESOME job of keeping us informed with all of the updates! Great job, everyone!!
Bonnie November 01, 2012 at 12:15 AM
anyone in smoke rise with power yet?
Brian Kwiatkowski November 01, 2012 at 01:50 AM
Thank you!! Phew, that was a BRUTAL wait! Now I know what Laura Ingalls went through on that damn prairie. I'll never take power for granted again.
Dee November 01, 2012 at 03:00 AM
Does anyone know if Keil Ave in Butler has been restored?
peanut622 November 01, 2012 at 03:16 AM
Special thanks to jcp&l and the crew of butler electric great job Special thanks to John whitehead, mark and Brian and the guys of Kinnelon Dpw I know it was tough and you guys busted your humps only so much u can do but job well done Kinnelon police Mucci, Matt, Keith, Burns, Patalita, Joey nap and all the rest u guys as well what a job you guys definetly protect And SERVE job well done Dear Mayor Collins great job as mayor so far you've had two tough ones there's a lot to say About the services of kinnelon
Flo Gallo November 01, 2012 at 11:10 AM
No power in smoke riae
Robert Devee November 01, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Not certain what homes have power but nobody that I know has any lights. Just drove from downtown which appeared to be black except for the post office?
IC November 01, 2012 at 01:16 PM
No power yet. Most of Kinnelon still in the dark. -thurs, 9am.
Russ November 01, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Does anyone know if there is power in Kinnelon Estates?
Angela November 01, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Butler p&l always seems to come through for us, many thanks to all the people who worked hard in the aftermath of the storm to bring power back to our community! As a resident still without power, has anyone heard an ETA for power on the rest of the grids?
Laurie Saporito November 01, 2012 at 02:42 PM
I think I have power back because when I call my house now, my answering machine picks up. I'm at Cambridge Heights on Terrace Lake off of Rt. 23. Let's hope that is right.


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