The Weekend Begins With No Power for Many
Thousands of Bridgewater residents enter day five without power.
It's the fifth day after Hurricane Sandy hit the region, and more than 5,000 residents between JCP&L and PSE&G are still dealing with no power throughout Bridgewater.
Projections are still for power to return around Nov. 7 or so with both companies, as residents continue to deal with being in the dark.
These are the numbers as of 11 a.m. Saturday:
- There is no change from PSE&G, with the number of people without power numbering between 5,001 and 10,000.
- As for JCP&L, the number of residents without power at this point numbers 1,897, down from 2,038 Friday.
Lots of residents have posted on Facebook that they are still dealing with no power on locations like Crim Road, English Road, Allen Road, Carber Street, Thomae Avenue and Meadow Road.
Many businesses are open at this point, and allowing residents to come in and recharge, including the Somerset Valley YMCA in Somerville, which is offering showers to those who need it.
The Bridgewater Commons Mall has also fully reopened, with power fully returned, and will be holding its Trick or Treat program from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.