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JCP&L: 65% Power for Twp. by Sunday Night

Trick-or-Treating 'conditionally' still scheduled for Monday, 4 to 9 p.m.

Dozens of Jersey Central Power & Light crews have infiltrated Washington Township Saturday, with a promise by the foreman to Mayor Ken Short that two-thirds of residents would have electricity by midnight Sunday.

Some 500 residences were restored in the municipality Friday, but 6,302 residences remained in the dark at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Short said the crews are working on substations first, then moving into damaged areas. There's no pattern or priority that's been communicated as to which section or neighborhood will be focused upon before others.

Being offered a dumpster dispose of spoiled food at the Department of Public Works Saturday morning, residents filled the repository, Short said. The township is offering another opportunity to do the same between noon and 3 p.m. Monday, again at the DPW on Rock Road.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) visited the township Saturday morning to assess damage, Short said. “They were very professional and very thorough” while surveying the impact Hurricane Sandy made on the area, Short said.

As for Short said it is still “conditionally” going to happen. A late Sunday or early Monday assessment will be made to see if roads and walkways are safe enough for children to traverse.

Liberty November 05, 2012 at 11:36 PM
On town site home page, in the blue twitter box, about 1/2 way down, it says JCP&L outage info and a site to click on. It goes to the outage map & info.
Angelo November 06, 2012 at 12:02 AM
@liberty thanks but on my android i dont see any blue box (my cable is out also). In any case I'm familiar with the outage map. What I'm interested is seeing info from the mayor or twp official as to what jcp&l is telling them in their meetings about when power us going to be restored. Maybe you can help me since you can see the info: when is restoration planned for west springtown area?
Liberty November 06, 2012 at 12:37 AM
Sorry Angelo, couldn't get info that specific. Only guesstimate is Wed. the 7th. I'm near E. Springtown and have power now, so you may be close!
Angelo November 06, 2012 at 12:45 AM
@liberty ok, thanks. We have broken poles, dangling transformers, wires on the road. Would take a major effort to fix by wed. Let's hope.....
tonia November 08, 2012 at 06:27 PM
I've lived on the mountain for 20 years, and 5 years before that in the valley. I do love the area, but have never been impressed with our town leadership. The mayor needs to be in touch with the residents on a daily basis. I still have no power off of Zellars and was told by a lineman working on Pleasant Grove that there is a huge shortage of telephone poles and is likely we will be without power for 2 more weeks!!!!

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