Bridgewater Residents Enter Day 4 Without Power
And many are fed up with the slow process.
As many residents enter the fourth day without power in Bridgewater, tensions are high with some wondering when it will return.
Denise DeRose Meyer said on the Bridgewater Patch Facebook Page that she doesn't understand why the process is taking so long for some, but not for others.
"Why is the North Branch area of town without power for so long?" she said. "I lost it for four days in the ice storm last year and now again on day four, yet other ares of town have had power since Tuesday."
According to the numbers as of 10 a.m. Friday, a total of 2,038 JCP&L customers are still without power, down from 2,180 Thursday.
Representatives from JCP&L have said that the majority of customers will be restored by Nov. 7, with those in the hardest-hit areas to be restored throughout the following week.
And according to the power company's website, a large number of customers will not be able to receive power until damaged roads, infrastructure and homes are rebuilt.
PSE&G is still reporting that between 5,001 and 10,000 customers are without power, showing no change from Thursday.
The company is forecasting that the power will be back within the next seven to 10 days, but the majority will be restored before then. Those isolated groups of customers with individual flooding or downed line issues might see a longer wait.
Residents in Martinsville near Vosseller Avenue have said they are still without power at this point, as well as Crim Road and surrounding streets.
Residents in the Van Holten and Hillside areas are still without power, but residents on Donahue Road and Vosseller Avenue are reporting they have finally gotten it back.
"No power in Branchburg near North Branch either, no gas for miles," said Debbie Oley Zelasny on Facebook. "[It is] very depressing especially when you have little ones at home. I know others have it worse, we are grateful for what we have. It's just frustrating."