Update: Power Still Out for Many

Is your power back on? Let us know.

Update with some street estimates: 1:45 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

Is your power back on yet? For a lot of you, that answer will still be "no," but Jersey Central Power & Light says most will come back on today.

According to JCP&L, of the close to 1,300 households still without power at noon, they estimated that they would have about 1,100 of those back up today.At 10:30 p.m., the company's website map indicated there were 332 people still without power.

Approximately 200 households won’t be back until tomorrow, and now, according to JCP&L’s day-by-day estimates for the town released early this afternoon, 46 households will get power on Saturday.

Some towns have received street-by-street estimates, but Millburn has not received this yet. So if your house is back up, let us know in comments and we can start seeing where they are working. (Patch will continue to try to track this down.)

Millburn Mayor Sandra Haimoff said she wanted a list like that but the JCP&L manager assigned to Millburn didn't have a complete list for the township because there are just too many streets. When Haimoff pressed him this afternoon, she said, he gave her the following information:

Around Chatham Road, 22 homes should get power today, as should 50 homes on Woodland, 11 on Martindale, 50 around Highland and Parsonage, and the entire stretch of Hobart. Residents on Dogwood and Pine should get power late today or Friday and Beechcroft will be Friday, he told her.

And despite the company's own estimates on its website that 46 homes will have power restored on Saturday, he told her that everyone else should be back up by Friday, except for maybe one or two homes.

"It depends on who you talk to as to what information you get," she said. "This is what I was told. But I cannot guarantee this information."

Many residents have that they are still without power - for some it has been five days without power after with this and it was nine days after Irene. Many residents report this morning that they still have seen no crews working on their streets, even though they have wires down and trees in the roads.

Meanwhile, school children are , except for who have the rest of the week off because of the hazardous conditions around their schools. It is still not determined exactly when they will make those days up, but Superintendant Crisfield says it will most likely be two partial days on Saturdays.

JCP&L could not be reached for comment, but has stated on its website that the town should be 100 percent back up by Friday and then updated its estimates to say 46 families will get power back on Saturday.

Residents don’t believe that, and yesterday, a worker was dubious of that as well – there is such extensive damage and many lines to fix. So many trees came down on individual lines, and company officials say residents need to bring in electricians to fix connections to the home that are damanged.

Meanwhilewaiting for directions for where to go from to fix problems.

The historic pre-Halloween storm wreaked havoc in Northern New Jersey, leaving millions in the dark, making a mess of or, in some towns, canceling it altogether, and leaving the schools with no left in the calendar.

Patch will bring you updates as we get them, but meanwhile, let us know – are they lights on at your house yet?

If they're not on yet, the Millburn Library offers a welcome respite with charging stations, books, quiet and heat.

monique November 04, 2011 at 12:15 AM
It's 8pm on Thursday - still no power on Nottingham Rd. The lack of communication is ridiculous. We need to know what is going on so we can properly care for our families. There must be some recourse we can take.
Stacy Krieger November 04, 2011 at 01:25 AM
No power at Woodfield and Oakey and no hope in sight. JCPL team watching a smoldering line on the ground today said they need to order a new pole but the old one isnt one of their poles, etc. You have to be kidding! Put in a new pole (six days ago would have been nice!!) and move your lines over. You can figure out who owns the old pole later! Pathetic response...
Alex November 04, 2011 at 03:08 AM
Got power back in Short Hills Village apts on Woodland/Chatham some time this afternoon.
APK November 04, 2011 at 03:21 AM
Still no power on Sherwood Road and Stewart Drive. Difficult to believe JCP&L's number that there are only 322 homes without power at this point.
tatyana ali November 04, 2011 at 12:07 PM
Sara, I agree! Can't wait to get out of this dump. My house in SH is almost done.


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