100 Percent Still Without Power in Hopatcong

No power has been restored in Hopatcong since Tropical Storm Sandy took out the borough's electricity Monday night, police say.

Hopatcong is still 100 percent without power two days after Tropical Storm Sandy tore through New Jersey and knocked down numerous trees and wires all over the state, according to police.

JCP&L is still estimating power will be restored in 7-10 days.

Officer Robert Haffner said JCP&L is working in the borough on Wednesday to survey the transmission lines. He said JCP&L and the DPW continue to remove fallen trees and wires.

Haffner said the three major roadways Lakeside Boulevard, Maxim Drive, and River Styx Road remain closed.

He encourages residents to stay off the roads because the power lines and trees that are still down pose hazardous driving conditions.

Haffner said there were at least 8 reports of trees that fell on homes Monday night in Hopatcong, and about 50 poles that either snapped or broke.

The high school remains open as a shelter, and all schools are closed for the rest of the week.

Read all of our Hopatcong-Sparta Sandy coverage here.

Mike D. November 01, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Complain about the power line upgrade, and then complain when the power is out.
Brenda Breheny November 01, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Sorry, should have said: Granted there is no power in the town, however, the high school is open with power, and there are ways to connect to the internet as long as there is power there (at the high school).
Steve Lori November 01, 2012 at 04:04 PM
any thing happening in landing by pathmark
Mike D. November 01, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Yep, that's the one. You do know the power you use is generated somewhere else and it transmitted through other peoples towns to your house right????? The power grid needs upgrading and some Sparta people are standing in the way of progress. Now that the lines to Sparta are down people there are complaining about the power grid????????
Matilda November 02, 2012 at 08:51 PM
There were 3 trees down on Leo Avenue since Monday. Yesterday they cleared one. Why didn't they clear the others since they had the equipment right there? I agree we all have to be patient and I see a lot of people helping each other which is wonderful. The high school is doing a great job feeding and giving shelter to those who need it. I just think if they have the equipment in one area, do the whole area and not just one tree.


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