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Close to 5,000 PSE&G Customers Still Without Power

And the largest number of restorations is scheduled for Friday.

With election day having arrived, and many residents being sent to locations they have never normally voted at, PSE&G is still reporting close to 5,000 people without power in the township.

Current figures, as of Tuesday around 11:30 a.m., put the number at 4,394 without power.

According to a workforce schedule from PSE&G, about 400 customers are expected to regain power Tuesday, 529 on Wednesday, 661 on Thursday and 1,963 on Friday.

About 252 are still expected to be without power after Saturday.

A representative from PSE&G did not immediately respond to questions about how these numbers for restoration are determined.

As for JCP&L customers, about 810 are currently without power, with 762 expected to have been restored Monday, four being restored on Tuesday, five on Wednesday and six on Thursday.

By Saturday, JCP&L is expecting to have 97 percent of Bridgewater customers restored.

What is it like where you are?

Gayle Prochko November 06, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Except for rotating PSE&G trucks standing watch over the downed power lines at the entrance of Arrowbrook Drive in Martinsville, no work has been done here in our neighborhood at all. An orange tree removal truck pulled in a few nights ago to move some of the downed tree debris around the power lines, but that was it. When I've spoken with the various PSEG techs parked at the street entrance, or via telephone, they have no information whatsoever. PSEG big wigs and officials WAKE UP!!!! They're all sitting pretty in their cushy heated mansions while we are here freezing our asses off! Someone needs to provide us with some kind of concrete info, not this vague, open-ended nonesense we've been fed. Absolutely ridiculous!
Rina November 06, 2012 at 06:45 PM
JCP&L have incorrect numbers as, we still do not have powers off-Meadowrd and Van Holten area
Metoo November 06, 2012 at 07:08 PM
When are the schools opening? Gotta get these kids outta my hair!
Stan Zwiebel November 06, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Was told by a PSE&G engineer who seemed knowledgable and was drawing up plans that the Crim Rd area would not be restored until Thursday evening at the earliest more likely Friday evening if the new storm slows them down.
Kevin Storms November 06, 2012 at 07:18 PM
I'm at the end of Ten Eyck Road of Meadow Road. I have a downed utility pole with a transformer in my driveway and the another utility pole on the other end of my property that is bent and cracked half way up. The tree crew came in and cut back my neighbors Oak the other night so we can now get passed but no signs of JCP&L. I did see "Work Area Ahead" signs put up today on the corner or Meadow & Ten Eyck, so maybe there's hope.
No power here:( November 06, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Still cold and dark on upper part of Brown Rd (north of Hillside). Many downed trees/poles in road in Papen, Cartaret, Rector area and little signs of repair. Very frustrating.
vh neighbor November 06, 2012 at 08:12 PM
I heard power is back on Carlene Dr as of this afternoon. Last night Stony Brook, Rolling Hills and the Van Holten School got power back. Reagan got power back a few days ago. Spring Valley Drive still out. This is ridiculous! Surrounded by streets with power and we are once again the forgotten wasteland of Bridgewater. No running water, no heat, no lights. My call to the mayors office was a waste of time.
Your Neighbor November 06, 2012 at 09:06 PM
This is kind of funny because someone told me a story of a woman asking a PSEG worker if they were here to fix things and the PSEG worker said, "no, we're just here to babysit the electrical line". I guess there is some truth to this.
Evan November 06, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Well, I can tell the residents of Papen, Rector, etc., that the upper part of Brown Road (at least from the power lines down to Carteret) just got its power back late this morning/early afternoon. Lines are still down by the corner of Washington Valley, but at least they have been working in the area. JCP&L contractors from Virginia told me before they started working on Sunday afternoon on some areas on Brown Road that they do the main lines first, then the side streets, and then the individuals with lines down to their houses. I can tell you that a police officer in Bedminster also reiterated what I had heard from some other people in Warren: their biggest concern right now are with the big transmission lines that are down, and that's probably causing some of their issues. Basking Ridge, Warren and Watchung are just as bad if not worse off than us too. I teach at Watchung Hills, and we don't know if we'll even have school at all this week.
BwtrMom November 07, 2012 at 12:48 AM
Our mayor and council have done shit and have to go!!! Some PSEG workers babysitting some downed lines said they were waiting for the town to remove trees. The town says they don't know what lines are live and won't cut the trees. At this rate nothing will happen. Now we have a new storm coming. Maybe December will be better!!!! Solomon, Joshua, Sarah, Adrian, Argonne Fm & Arrowsmith out. (& all the lines on these streets are buried, a lot of good that does) Basically most of the Washington Valley area is still out and many roads closed. Hardly any work has been done over here even on the main lines & yes Warren looked just as bad too. Our house is in the 40s and just getting colder. Lets add cracked pipes & if we get this storm a flooded basement to the damaged roof. Also, PSEGs numbers only reflect the actual reported outages by homeowners, so please REPORT your outage. They are making their numbers look better than they really are. WAKEUP MAYOR HAYES & PSEG - we have has enough.
Jamie Ballzenhower November 07, 2012 at 04:16 AM
I'm in Linden, NJ and, despite the fact that seemingly everyone around us has had their power restored, we are still in the dark and f**king freeeeezing!! This is unbearable! Seriously, I don't know how much more of this a human body can take. At first PSE&G said power would be restored on November 5th, now it's November 9th. I don't have much faith in that date either.
Carolyn Gioia November 07, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Numbers cant be right. There are 48 homes in my development. JCPL told us was may get power back Sunday at midnight then added "hopefully".....better not to mislead residents...they need to plan for still extended oitage and who knows what happens after the snow comes today.
Jackie November 07, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Hey PSE&G, we are freezing here on Plymouth Rd.... It's time for power!
notanative November 08, 2012 at 01:29 AM
"They're sitting pretty in their cushy heated mansions...." Guess again! A very good friend of mine is a utility "big wig" and left kids and spouse Monday night in the middle of the hurricane and hasn't been back since. Kids and spouse got power back yesterday. What is ridiculous is that you expect concrete info when they are working with so many variables. Then when they miss a deadline, you can complain some more. Looks to me like everyone is doing the best they can. From where I sit, the ones with the right to complain are the ones down the shore or on Staten Island. To them, you are the one in the cushy mansion.

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