Wednesday, April 10, 2013
April shower bring power outages to Monmouth County.
Over 1,000 homes in Rumson are reportedly without power as of Wednesday at 9:21 p.m., according to the JCP&L outage map. An evening thunderstorm, the first of spring, brought heavy winds and rain to the area. Make sure you, your loved ones and your property are protected with these tips: We suggest printing out this list so you can access it during an outage and programming JCP&L’s outage line into your cell phone.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Transformers to blame for up outages. As of 9 p.m., many restored.
Hundreds of customers in Fair Haven are currently in the dark. JCP&L estimated 382 in Fair Haven in the early evening. And, as of 9 p.m., Jersey Central Power & Light outage maps showed 61 remaining without power. "There were two transformer fires in town," Mayor Ben Lucarelli said. "One was on Cooney Terrace, off Grange Avenue, and the other was on Lake Avenue, near Second." While both fires had been quelled, Lucarelli said his concern was the wind that's expected in tandem with the rain and flooding possibilities. And in Red Bank, the east side was currently experiencing a widespread power outage in the late afternoon to early evening, with almost 700 residents in the dark. Police Capt. Darren McConnell said several transformers blew …
Friday, December 21, 2012
More than 10,000 without power in Monmouth County.
Friday, December 21, 2012
More than 10,000 were without power as 50-mph wind gusts hit Central New Jersey and the Jersey Shore Friday morning. Those in the Rumson-Fair Haven area managed to beat the outages, though many were left with tossed holiday decorations, garbage cans and brush. But other areas close weren't quite as lucky. As of this morning, Middletown had roughly 1,466 without power. And there were more than 1,500 without power in Long Branch, Eatontown and Tinton Falls. Some 2,000 households were without power in Howell, according to the JCP&L power outage. In Freehold Township, 1,729 lost electricity, as did 441 in Freehold Borough. and over 500 customers in Marlboro and 436 in Colts Neck were in the dark.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
UPDATE: New location: White Sands, Point Beach
The Small Business Administration (SBA) and FEMA will explain how businesses damaged by Sandy should apply for financial assistance at a meeting on Monday at the White Sands. The Point Pleasant Chamber of Commerce and the Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce are welcoming business owners and managers from across Ocean and Monmouth counties to attend the session from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the White Sands, 1205 Ocean Ave., Point Beach. The Point Pleasant Chamber on Saturday had announced in an email to all members that the meeting would be with SBA at the chamber office, 2810 Bridge Ave., Point Pleasant Borough. However, there was an announcement on the chamber's Facebook page on Sunday that the meeting would be at the White Sands…
Monday, November 12, 2012
Christie said all power in NJ would be restored by now
Despite assurances by Gov. Christie that the entire state would have power again by yesterday, there are thousands still in the dark in New Jersey, including 601 in just Monmouth and Ocean counties, according to the JCP&L outage map. As of 3:15 p.m. Monday, there are 441 outages in Monmouth and 160 in Ocean and about 3,100 outages among JCP&L customers in the 13 counties it serves, the map shows. In Morris County alone there are 739 JCP&L customers reporting outages. PSE&G has 278 outages on Monday afternoon, including 19 outages caused by Sandy and 259 caused by the nor'easter. Atlantic Electric has restored power to all customers who can safely be restored, said Frank Tedesco, company spokesman. He said there are 2,000 to 2,500 …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Alabama Power out in force and at work restoring electricity
The latest from Fair Haven Mayor Ben Lucarelli is that power should be restored to 95 percent of the borough by Saturday. Now, more signs of light are being seen throughout the borough, Forman Street being the latest Patch heard about after last night’s connection of parts of River Road, Hance Road and some side streets off Hance. Residents will be seeing more of Alabama Power crew members out and about in neighborhoods, Lucarelli said. “These guys are very good at what they do,” he added. “There are 20 plus trucks out there and engineers and assessors for each one of the crews working. And there are more on the way. I’m told they have a reputation for being very deliberate and astute in their actions and we’re lucky to have them. They got…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Still 74,012 in the dark in Ocean and Monmouth counties
There are currently 28,176 JCP&L customers without power in Ocean County and 45,836 without power in Monmouth County, according to an update on the JCP&L website. Those numbers change constantly as crews continue to work on outages throughout the region. However, the nor'easter starting to move into the area may cause new outages as well as coastal flooding, according to the National Weather Service. JCP&L, in a prepared statement, says: "Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has restored power to more than 900,000 of the 1.2 million JCP&L customers affected by Hurricane Sandy, marking five consecutive days where crews have restored at least 100,000 customers per day. While restoration continues, JCP&L is preparing for a Nor'easter that is …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Crews are quickly filling the city being staged at Monmouth Park and more lights are coming on every day. But, what about your house?
You've seen the crews pouring into Monmouth Park with license plates from all over the US. And you've seen the lights come on at your neighbor's house. So why is it taking so long to get your bulbs lit? One answer could be New Jersey's strict rules. "It's your regulations that are hurting you," said lineman John Friman of Texas based energy company, Oncor. "We can't run a line across a parking lot with out police being there. Every state is different, but it's the regulations you have here that are hurting you. We could have had this job done already." Friman and the crew he works with travel the country when disaster strikes and stay until the lights come back on. He's been in the business for 34 years, but never worked in New Jersey, and…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Outages to increase as Sandy barrels towards the Shore
Update, 6 p.m.: Outages have reached 126,739 in Ocean County and 120,000 in Monmouth County. --- There are nearly 24,000 reported power outages in Monmouth and Ocean counties as of early Monday afternoon, according to a Jersey Central Power & Light map. As of early Monday afternoon, there were 23,559 outages reported in Monmouth and Ocean. However, there was no way to immediately learn if some without power have not reported it yet because they may have no means of communication without electricity. But according to the information available, the highest number of outages in one town in the two counties was Middletown, with 6,869. Another town with a high number of reported outages was Berkeley in southern Ocean County with 1,848. …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Utility company says its hiring extra contractors, urges residents to be prepared
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Keith Brown
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Residents should be prepared for power outages of up to 10 days from the anticipated impact of Hurricane Sandy, according to a release from the parent company of JCP&L. FirstEnergy Corp, which owns the local utility company along with several others on the East Coast, said in a release that the oncoming storm could wreak havoc with the electrical system and residents should be prepared to be without power for more than a week. The company is securing outside utility crews, electrical contractor and tree trimmers to assist a beefed up response crew and support workers to help restore power as soon as possible throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland, according to the release. “Depending on the severity of the storm's impact on the …