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Some Customers Still Without Power Monday

Figures decline over weekend, but some outages remain mid-morning on Monday.

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?

Kelly Ju November 11, 2012 at 09:34 PM
We live at huntington rd in the hills. as of right now, still no power
Yeah Yeah November 11, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Bernardsville, Mt. Harmony Road, at 4:38 PM on Sunday the 11th does not have power.
PB November 11, 2012 at 10:07 PM
No power on Round Top. JCP&L and poles down on their right of ways. Crews working hard but no way everyone will have power back tonight. Tomorrow Monday? Maybe with more manpower.
NAS November 11, 2012 at 10:18 PM
No power on Hull Road as of this afternoon and it doesn't appear that JCP&L has even been there. Such a shame that our public officials can't provide any information that is accurate/helpful.
Kathy Taulbee November 11, 2012 at 10:22 PM
As of 5:15pm Sunday Alder Lane in The Hills still no power and not one sighting of a utility truck. All under ground wiring so no excuse. Some neighbors have power and some don't. JCP&L please send a truck to flip the switch. I'm sure that's all it needs!
P in b,ville November 11, 2012 at 11:18 PM
6:15 and no power power on Post Kennel in B,ville. They did replace the pole in front of my house this morning
elizabeth hahn November 11, 2012 at 11:50 PM
As of 6pm, no power on Village Drive in Basking Ridge.
Sue Kennedy November 11, 2012 at 11:53 PM
No power in Gladstone. This despite them telling me this morning the only people who wouldn't be restored are those whose wires have disconnected off the side of their homes. Nobody I know in that situation in my neighborhood where none of us have power.
Joseph Apuzzo November 12, 2012 at 12:14 AM
We are monitoring the Basking Ridge Patch as we evacuated our home on Village Drive. Are utility trucks in the area? Can anyone provide us with hope to having our power restored within the next 24 hours?
Tony November 12, 2012 at 12:42 AM
This is insanity. Two weeks without power and as of 7:39 pm no sign of getting it any time soon. Alder lane homes still out.
Tony November 12, 2012 at 12:44 AM
Call Ron at jcp&l at 973-401-8097 for an update. If you hit pound 701 after your message he'll be paged.
Tony November 12, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Jcp&l is very pleased with themselves and thinks you should be, too. They refuse to give out any information other than the 99% success rate they claim to have had in restoring power. We pay some of the highest taxes in this corrupt state and we have a less reliable power grid than Afghanistan. Somebody needs to go to jail for this.
kmw November 12, 2012 at 01:26 AM
No power on Round Top but crews of dedicated non JCP&L trucks working diligently finally on our road today.
Lord stirling resident November 12, 2012 at 01:47 AM
Power is back on Village Drive.
M@C November 12, 2012 at 02:01 AM
Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that Cablevision will give you a credit for the amount of time you were without cable due to Sandy. They are not my favorite utility but at least in this case, they are doing the right thing. Go to their website. There is a banner on the first page.
Jonas Grumby November 12, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Good luck to everyone who is still w/o power. We are in Basking Ridge and finally got ours back late Friday. We feel for all of you still off the grid. I saw some Pike trucks driving through town today but not as many as the last few days.
Linda Sadlouskos (Editor) November 12, 2012 at 03:42 AM
Lord Stirling Village reportedly gets power back at about 8:30 p.m. on Sunday.
RMH November 12, 2012 at 04:17 AM
7 houses on Stevens St in B'ville still without power. Cracked pole, transformer was moved from hanging pole to the street over a week ago. Today a supervisor told a resident that we weren't even in the list needing repairs! Came to assess, said "there isn't even a new pole delivered." and left. So incredibly frustrating,
Dawn Knill November 12, 2012 at 11:48 AM
South Maple ave still no power as of 6am Monday. Thought for sure that the mess by Collyer would had helped us but guess not. Still in the dark.
Yeah Yeah November 12, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Power came on at 9:48PM. Good luck to all.
Peter Avery November 12, 2012 at 02:38 PM
We live on Dryden Road, Bernardsville. As of 9.30am on Monday 11/12 we still do not have power and we have downed wires on our property. So much for JCP&Ls deadline of midnight on Sunday
rg November 12, 2012 at 08:19 PM
So the "deadline" for getting all power restored to residents in Bernardsville has now passed, with many still left without power, our family on Dryden included. Frequent calls to JCP&L provide no info other than "you are on our list". When asked an approximate timetable for our address, they respond "I cannot give you a time". This is ludicrous and has been handled quite poorly. Perhaps our Gov would like to "weigh in" on this. I suspect many (unoccupied) seasonal shore homes in Bay Head and Mantoloking have had power restored quite a while ago (attributable to the media coverage which has been absent in Bernardsville). Although many out-of-state utility workers are on the roads (thank God for them), I have not seen ONE JCP&L truck in town since the storm. Further, I've heard tales about the unionized companies harassing the non-union out-of state crews --- this is pathetic!!
Todd Edelstein November 13, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Maple Ave is open between Collyer Lane & Lord Stirling road as of 3:15pm.

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