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JCP&L to Continue Working on Outages "As Safety Permits"

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 expected to arrive Wednesday with high winds and heavy rain. Crews already in place will continue to work through the storm as safety permits.

About 250,000 of JCP&L's customers remain without power, most of whom live in Morris, Monmouth and Ocean counties. The vast majority of customers will be restored by Wednesday, Nov. 7. Customers in harder-hit areas can expect to be restored throughout the coming week.

Many JCP&L customers along the barrier islands and coastal towns of Monmouth and Ocean counties, and other areas that are unsafe to energize, cannot be completely restored because of severe damage to homes, businesses, roads and infrastructure."

To see a JCP&L report that has projected times for restoration in particular towns, see attached PDF, look first for your county and then your town.

JCP&L's chart for outages in the state by county:

*The number of restored outages on this chart may exceed the number of customers served because customers may lose power multiple times.

CUSTOMERS OUT AND RESTORED BY COUNTY STATE COUNTY OUT RESTORED* AFFECTED % RESTORED NJ BURLINGTON 1,013 14,444 15,457 93% NJ ESSEX 2,596 8,338 10,934 76% NJ HUNTERDON 13,658 38,781 52,439 74% NJ MERCER 600 15,315 15,915 96% NJ MIDDLESEX 7,472 63,474 70,946 89% NJ MONMOUTH 45,836 211,480 257,316 82% NJ MORRIS 42,523 130,405 172,928 75% NJ OCEAN 28,176 217,949 246,125 89% NJ PASSIAC 2,417 12,388 14,805 84% NJ SOMERSET 12,232 21,743 33,975 64% NJ SUSSEX 9,371 39,751 49,122 81% NJ UNION 6,350 17,369 23,719 73% NJ WARREN 8,442 38,591 47,033 82%

Last Modified: November 7, 2012

Nikki November 08, 2012 at 02:54 PM
this is not true the electric you use is only a part of your bill. there are other charges included. maybe you should take the time to actually read your bill. Oh and by the way also make sure on your bill they did an ACTUAL reading and not an estimated reading based on your average use the same period of time the year before. I received an insanely high bill a while back, called them on it and was told that the reading was an estimated reading they did not even send someone out to read my meter. When i read them the numbers on my actually meter, I got a $90 credit on my next bill -- that is how much they overcharged based on their lazy "estimated reading. Crooks. You have to request that or you may not get it. so I suggest that everyone check their bills over the next two billing cycles.
JCPL _ Joke November 08, 2012 at 02:54 PM
NOBODY from any out of state crews can touch any of the lines until a LOCAL team gets there --- what a disgrace
Barbara Ling November 08, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Day 10 of no power on the top of Telegraph Hill in Holmdel
Nikki November 08, 2012 at 03:00 PM
like I said on yoru other post. if they do not sent someone out to actually READ your meter, then your bill is based on their estimate - which they base in large part on the history of usage in your home during specific periods since you have been a customer. That is not based on the exact amount you consume. I know because this happened to me when I got a huge bill that was incorrect -- based not on an actual reading but on their lazy estimated reading. Check your facts -- and read your bills.
momof4boys November 08, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Day 11 here. Not complaining that I have no power. complaining that I called JCPL 5 days in a row and explained our situation. Our power lines were ripped from the house. Meter pan on its side, wires still intact. Pole down out front. Their response was "it has been reported". On Monday called again and was told I need to hire an electrician to do the repairs, apply for a permit, have the work inspected and then call us back. Why didn't they tell me that on my first 4 phone calls to Live Representatives? The story never changed, pole down, lines down, meter pan on its side attached to house, wires attached to meter still intact. No one knows company policy or no one wants to tell you what you need to do. I am not complaining about no power, complaining about the incompetence of the employees that are manning the telephone lines. My company policy is the same across the board from town to town, state to state, country to country. I know my companies policies, why doesn't JCPL?
John J November 08, 2012 at 03:21 PM
What I'm not clear on is how a town can be without power while those that border it does. I speak of the situation in Manasquan where the houses on the border of Wall and Brielle have power but nothing for the house beside it in Manasquan. Are the transformers that town-specific?
Nikki November 08, 2012 at 03:30 PM
lastest JCPL power restoration estimates by town here; https://www.firstenergycorp.com/content/dam/newsroom/files/Town_ETR_Report.pdf According to this, they estimate to restore only 9 (NINE) homes in my town by saturday. 0 homes today, 9 homes tomorrow, 0 on saturday. ridiculous!
Nikki November 08, 2012 at 03:33 PM
I hope you are one of the 296 homes thhey plan to restore today. otherwise according to this chart: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/content/dam/newsroom/files/Town_ETR_Report.pdf they are planning to restore 0 homes in your town tomorrow and 0 homes on Saturday. gotta love JCPL...
Jay Reynolds November 08, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Maybe all you sorry ass cry babies should be thankful you still have a house which will eventually get the power turned back on. There are many people in our area that not only do not have houses but the property they sat on has also been washed away. Be thankful for what you have!!!
Nikki November 08, 2012 at 04:24 PM
and maybe the people who lost homes should stop crying and complaining and be thankful that they are live, since some people died? And maybe people who lost homes should not complain and be thankful that eventually their home will be rebuilt where there are some people don't have insurance to rebuild. By your logic no one should complain about anything because there is always somone else in the world worse off. We should all be happy with smiles on our faces no matter what the situation. People have a right to not be happy about being cold for over 10 days. That is not exclusive to having compassion for those worse off. You are annoying and rude.
grandma from point boro November 08, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Lag, I do not think that sending a black piece of paper with your bill instead of paying it is going to impact FirstEnergy, the JCP&L parent company in Ohio. Aim your hostility at the proper target. Consider this too familiar scenario. Buy a company, strip it of it's equipment and assets, and then let the company fail. After disaster strikes, sell the ravaged company off. Someone always walks away with a pocket full of money. Sound like a familiar theme? My family is also assisting those impacted by this, although I do not have anyone sleeping in my bed but me and my husband. My sister in Wall has no power or phone. One friend has had to demolish his home, two are displaced for 8 months from Seaside Park and a nephew has lost his business due to this storm. I got my power back two days ago and yes my home is warm now. I apologize for using the words whiners and babies in my comments. If anyone needs meals, clothing or a place to warm up, the Manasquan Methodist Church has been designated as a FEMA distribution center. It is my understanding that there are trailers specifically to assist folks to be able to wash their laundry and shower, although I don't know where they are. I hope you all get your power and warmth back and return to normal. I may irritate some people but I do not spread rumor as fact nor stir the pot to incite more anger in an already intolerable situation.
Meg November 08, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Let me guess, you have power right? Don't you dare tell me how to think or feel, Ok? Thanks
Meg November 08, 2012 at 05:10 PM
It should be a rule that if you have your power back you are not allowed to post here. And if have your power back and are posting here and HAVE THE FREAKING NERVE to chastise people that don't for complaining, you should be banned. From society.
Dianne November 08, 2012 at 05:22 PM
I would have glady cast a vote Tuesday for the first person to restore my power. Can't complain - at least I still have a home and a family safe 'n sound. Hang in there every one. It's just gonna take time. Workers ARE out there doing everything they can.
Joe November 08, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Joe from Freehold To Grandma From Point Boro I hear you're words loud and clear and i agree with you but when we pay the tax's we pay and such high electric bills etc. we expect better service. JCP&L had all year to fix damaged wires & transformers from the damage that was caused last year from Hurricane Irene but they decided to leave all the splices in all the damaged lines and all the old weathered transformers in place. JCP&L must either fix this old beat up system the correct way and spend the money to put some of the main wires underground to eliminate tree damage "Ha Ha that will never happen". All these people we have in government in this state that sit around and talk about what they are going to do but never do it should demand JCP&L to fix this problem. Sometimes I think they leave all these lines not completely fixed and old weathered transformers because it gives job security and that just means our bills get bigger and bigger
Technokat November 08, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Saw a photo today on the weather channel for an "Athena" headline in Tom's River that showed power workers in a bucket covered in snow. Whether or not anyone believes that it is legit or not, I would NOT want to be doing that job even if you paid me six figures to do it. However, if I was unemployed, I might change my mind.
Dianne November 08, 2012 at 05:31 PM
Self employed in Manasquan same location 21+ years. No power 11 days. No revenue. It is difficult to comprehend how some areas of towns are getting power and some aren't. Guess it just depends where you sit on the grid. Whether you have gotten power restored or whether you have not - we are all in the same predicament here folks and need to just try and have some patience while workers try and do their jobs to the best of their abilities. Take control of your own life and stop letting yourself be a victim at the mercy of JCP&L. They didn't conjure up the storm. We are all getting stressed now with the disruption to our every-day lives and routines! Even if your house is still standing and you didn't even get water - it's okay to be mad and frustrated at this situation but then just get over it already and keep a clear perspective. We have to just wait it out. Power will come . . . eventually. Till then I hate to say it but we have no choice but to just suck it up and be thankful for what we do have that is most important. And if you are too busy farting around with your iPhone to know what that is, well, then I just feel sorry for you.
Technokat November 08, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Dianne, can you apply for assistance to help cover your losses or do you have insurance that can help? I certainly hope you can get something for lost revenue.
Jay Reynolds November 08, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Many of the people that have lost all are out helping others rather than sitting and whining. You want to warm up start by warming your heart by getting out and doing something positive for others. A half full glass is always better than half empty.
Nikki November 08, 2012 at 05:45 PM
i have gone out just abotu everyday and worked at the church my my house that is passin out clothes, water, food to people displaced. i have dontated bags of clothes and water as well. I have had no power for 11 days and i am not happy about it, and i vent and complain about it to let off steam at the same time i am out doing what i can. What i am not doing is going on boards calling people who are also suffering and victims of the storm (yes, some suffering more than others - but is it a contest?) "sorry ass cry babies" I don't think i will be taking a lesson in compassion from someone as crude as that. But thanks for the advice.
odc November 08, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Does anyone have a number to call JCP&L that actually gets through to a live person? Almost every house around me has had power for over 4 days. Everyday, I've been notifying JCP&L of my home's outage via their automated phone line: 888-544-4877. It seems to be a futile effort.
Join_Patch November 08, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Hey Nobody, Guess you have power and the internet so why don't you zip it you A$$hole
Dianne November 08, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Checked the FEMA website for small business relief and if I interpret correctly, businesses can apply for a loan to keep a them operational. Honestly, the way I feel about this is the people who have been truly devasted should get that relief money - people who no longer have a home and need to completely start over. Two weeks of lost revenue will probably not break us. I have "loss of use" built in to the general liability but power outage is not defined as a cause for loss of use. I think if this goes on much longer without being open, we as the employees can file for unemployment insurance on our lost wages.
Lag November 09, 2012 at 07:47 PM
By sending a black piece of paper will let them how fed up we are with their poor response. It's called a protest. Its what gave birth this country. Im sure someone said "what will dumping the tea into the harbor going to do." The people must be heard !
T November 10, 2012 at 02:05 PM
JCPL is the worst! They have tons of crews standing idle since management isnt prepared to handle events of this magnitude. Fordham Drive got power back Sunday, I went out restocked my fridge. Two days later my power went out again (not Nor'easter related) and havent had power since. Someone should be responsible for this! Why can PSEG tell customers where they are, when they will be there, and how long they think it will take.
pat B November 11, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Nicely put Grandma from Point Boro !!
pat B November 11, 2012 at 12:59 AM
I agree with you Meg. I just got power back after 10 days. Saying a prayer for all out there to get warm and safe again....JCPL werent even the ones to restore our power... 4 Crew trucks from South Carolina came to us. !!
Barney November 19, 2012 at 01:50 AM
Not true dopey.
Fred M November 20, 2012 at 03:35 AM
Jcpl..joke..what a stupid comment to make...Telling people to kill themselves? You don't belong on here ...You disagree with a comment and that's how you respond...
Fred M November 20, 2012 at 03:43 AM
I really laugh how people here tell other people how to think and how they should respond..Meg your comments is something that I would expect from a dictatorship country..Making rules like you suggest indicates to me you support dictatorship..

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