Roads Clearing, Power Coming Back, Mayor Says

Friday's midday progress report shows change being made.

Several JCP&L crews are working throughout Washington Township Friday morning, according to Mayor Ken Short.

In his midday update to residents, Short said wires on Bartley Road had been removed Thursday night and the road is now open. Wires in the area of Naughright Road have also been removed, and Patch is being told by residents Cucinella School has also had power restored. One wire does remain down in that area, and it is a "trunk" line from Verizon, Short said.

"It was stated to me, by JCP&L, that as a certain area gains power many other homes will also regain their power," Short said in the updated. "The DPW have spoken to crews throughout the Township and have made them aware of all of the areas that need restoration."

Communications will continue through the Township website, Long Valley Patch, WRNJ radio (1510 AM), Observer Tribune website, Nixle, Twitter, and digital sign boards, Short said.

As of 12:45 p.m. Friday, JCP&L power outage map showed 2,152 residents without electricity. 

Geoff on Zellers November 11, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Zellers at W Springtown still closed, Duke Energy here again earlier to 'look at the situation' nothing has happened as of 10.45am
Geoff on Zellers November 11, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Well new poles are going in on Zellers very encouraging
Jersey November 11, 2012 at 08:03 PM
I don't really care who is sitting in the Governor's or President's office. No mayor should be off on vacation while so much of his town is without power that they are planning to move kids from school to school and things are still so bad that garbage trucks are getting caught in power lines on impassible roads. Many residents are still in the same crises mode as just after the storm. He has not done enough. Not even close. Feeling quite abandoned and very angry. Wish I could go back in time and take back my vote.
Steve Carter November 11, 2012 at 11:52 PM
Oh come on folks. 1) quit hiding behind screen names 2) The mayor and town council have foregone any payment for several years. Total volunteer effort. Would you have cancelled your scheduled family vacation ? Tracy Tobin will handle things just fine. BTW, we need more volunteers to join the fire dept, LVFAS, Sr. Center, Library, etc, and you that want to bitch about the volunteers on the town commitee are annoying. Come on out and spend your extra 20 hours/week or so helping! 3) Did you vote for King Obama? Do you all know that he is taking the wife and kids to Myanmar for an official 7-10 day visit on Nov 17? Hmmm. What happened to preventing the financial cliff, fixing the economy, and that great leadership skill that 51% of the country said "he da man"?
Geoff on Zellers November 12, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Came home tonight to power. Zellers still 'closed' at W Springtown but passable. Thank you Jason for providing this communication path. Just going to put on a couple of lights!!!


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