Wth JCP&L still predicting completion of power restoration by Sunday evening, residents of the Somerset Hills are still slowly seeing the lights come back.
As of 10:30 a.m. on Monday, JCP&L reported 148 Bernardsville customers without power, 31 in Bernards Township and 83 in Bedminster.
As of 4 p.m. on Sunday, the company had reported 88 Bedminster customers without power, and 266 Bernardsville customers without power.
In addition, in Bernards Township, there were 786 customers still without power on Sunday afternoon. But power was being restored on Sunday in some areas where the outages had persisted, as in Lord Stirling Village in Basking Ridge, off Lord Stirling Road. The Bernards Township website reported the number of customers without power as down to 287 as of 5 p.m. Sunday.
JCP&L said on the website that 99 percent of its customers have been restored, and, except for those in the barrier islands and shoreline towns, it is expecting to restore power to all customers by Sunday evening.
Still, there are some doubts about this timeline.
Bernardsville Police Chief Kevin Valentine said Friday that he was told all borough residents would not regain power by Sunday, and said there are still poles on Round Top Road that have not been cleared away.
And Bernards Township officials have said there is a lack of communication between JCP&L management and those in the field.
So let's get an update from out in the town—where are you, and do you have power yet?