About 760 JCP&L Customers Expected to be Restored Monday
And 911 were restored Sunday.
UPDATE, 12:55 p.m.: JCP&L has just updated its spreadsheet, and about 761 customers are expected to have power restored today.
Now into day seven without power for some, PSE&G is predicting a few extra days for restoration, while JCP&L is estimating no power at all to be restored Monday.
According to the JCP&L outage report, their estimates are that no one else will be restored Monday.
But 911 customers were supposedly restored Sunday, and very few customers were restored Saturday.
And as of 11 a.m. Monday, 1,136 customers are still without power in Bridgewater alone.
Great Hills Road resident Jim, who declined to give his last name, said he is one of those JCP&L customers still without power. He contacted JCP&L customer service, but received no real answer.
"All they said was, 'I’m sorry' and 'We don’t have any information,' blaming it on their dispatch that provides updates," he said.
As of Sunday, there were 1,671 without power in Bridgewater.
JCP&L spokesman Ron Morano did not immediately return a call for comment.
As for PSE&G customers, the numbers have dwindled to between 2,001 and 5,000, the next step down in the company's scale.
The company, on its website, is now saying that all impacted customers should be restored by Nov. 9, although most are expected to have power before then.
Still, despite the wait, Bridgewater Township Mayor Dan Hayes said his main focus has been on the restoration of power for all residents. He said that more crews are being deployed from the power companies, and the number of them is increasing every day.
And now that the Bridgewater Senior Center has power again as of this morning, Hayes said, those in need are invited to stop by to pick up water or other supplies to get through this difficult time.
"Restoration is going as quickly as it can, although that's little comfort to people who are without power," he said. "That's the number one priority of the administration, and has all our attention."
"But we can never say it's going well as long as there are residents without power," he added.