Almost 4,000 Still Without Power in Somerset Hills

The numbers are decreasing as we near the second weekend without power.

More than 3,000 people in the Somerset Hills are still without power 12 days after Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey.

But some progress has been made, and most of The Hills development in Bernards Township had been restored, although some sections remained powerless even on Friday.

As of Friday morning, 2,491 customers were without power in all of Bernards Township, down from 4,574 Thursday.

In Bernardsville, 704 are without power, down from 866 Thursday.

And in Bedminster, a total of 512 are without power, down from 656 Thursday.

Projections from JCP&L still stand at full restoration by Sunday, and Gov. Chris Christie has said he believes it will happen.

What is it like where you are? What roads still don't have power?

Bruce Cohen November 09, 2012 at 04:58 PM
King George rd is open but th power lines are still blocking driveways and houses, looks like the could come down easily, they should be reinforced.
PB November 09, 2012 at 05:31 PM
Same issue with blocked driveways on Round Top in Bernardsville.
Victor M. Hatala November 09, 2012 at 05:39 PM
As of Noon, Friday, the 9th, the Highland Avenue - Keats Road - Thackeray Drive - Overlook Road - Pond Hill Road neighborhood not only has no electric service, but still has many, many large trees lying on downed wires, 11 full days after the service went out.
VW November 09, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Any new construction the wires should be underground. This is nuts to have to deal with this and JCPL is the worst.....I hope there is a class action lawsuit ....there are so many without power, the elderly and young children! We had no power for 10 days and my daughter who lives in Warren still has no power! Wake up people, this is not the end of it...remember this and don't be like sheep going out to pasture. Where are you Carolann and the dude that owns the gas station in Warren, on the committee> you had the traffic light installed at the end of your street .....go figure
Colleen Epple Pine November 09, 2012 at 06:51 PM
Ambassador Girl Scout Troop #40 are founders of "Dinner From the Heart" and "The Sharing Chefs". PLEASE contact Troop Leader, Colleen Epple Pine at cepine@optonline.net if your family would enjoy a hot meal. Our Scouts are also Certified Babysitters and would gladly offer sitting services for free for those still without power if your child would enjoy some time at the local library or Y while you take care of your own needs. I have found that sometimes the hardest thing to do in this lifetime is to ask for help. Please do! Your neighbors care and want to feel helpful at this time -- this is the same kindness you would surely offer others if the tables were turned. We hope to hear from you!
V.C. Chumney November 11, 2012 at 12:45 AM
I left town and would like to know of power is back on at Four Oaks in the Hills, Bedminster. NJ? I want to come home!


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