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Power Mostly Restored, Residents Asked Not to Trick or Treat

Latest update from the township as recovery from Sandy continues.

Most of Livingston should have had power restored, said Livingston Mayor Stephen Santola.  PSE&G told the township that 99% of homes who lost power during Hurricane Sandy have been restored.  JCP&L reportedly still have 1,200 homes without power.

The township is asking families not to trick or treat tonight.  Trick or treating was moved to Monday night by Governor Chris Christie last week, however the township feels that the roads aren't ready for Halloween.

"Due to the continuing effects of the storm, we have asked that there be no trick or treating tonight," said Mayor Santola.  "We still have debris on the roads and wires down.  We just don't think it is a good idea."

No alternate date for trick or treating has been set.

Livingston schools are open and with power.  Students are back to school this week and the calendar has been altered for students to go to school on Election Day.

Elections will go as planned in the township.  All polling locations are open and with power.  Residents are advised to go to their regular polling place.

Patch will continue to update this article when more updates become available.


Yolanda Lam November 05, 2012 at 05:13 PM
pls help us on stonewall drive. JCP&L need to restore to the few homes around us.
Lorenzo November 05, 2012 at 05:25 PM
Claremont ave., does not have power either.
LVLancer November 05, 2012 at 05:37 PM
JCP&L just updated their restoration numbers. It says that 627 peopl estill out in Livingston, it also says that they do not plan on restoring anyone in town today or tomorrow. https://www.firstenergycorp.com/content/dam/newsroom/files/Town_ETR_Report.pdf
L Agnello November 05, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Edgemere Road as well is still in the dark. Last year, it was one of the very last streets to get back power after 7 days. Now, we're at the 8th day. This section of town is not isolated and far from the power supply.
L Agnello November 05, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Just saw that too. How can they tell the town council they'd hit 95% by Sunday night? PSEG's numbers are not as detailed, but somewhere up to 500 homes based on their outage map. In total, this is more like 85% or so.
John Simone November 05, 2012 at 07:14 PM
Mr. Mayor would appreciate if you read and respond to those without services. Mr. Mayor would be appreciated if you kindly get into the details with JCP&L. No power on Wynnewood either. More importantly told by JCP&L that there is no work scheduled in the area for next two days. Mr Mayor is this acceptable? Would be helpful if town officals homes treated theses homes as important as any other. Why are certain areas always the last to get power restored? Why? Thank You
Bruce Shirey November 05, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Dickinson Lane still without power. Just tried calling JCP&L and they are giving a generic "all homes away from the shore should be restored by Wednesday". If 95% of the town has power, we should be able to get a better update from them with more specifics.
JJ dlc November 05, 2012 at 10:58 PM
We're going to go trick or treating anyway. It would have been nice if the town were to give an alternate date. Summit is doing Wednesday. Some other towns are doing Friday. If we don't have an alternate date what do we tell the kids?
Andrea E. Noel-Jeune November 06, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Does anyone even have candy now?? Kids were trick-or-treating at the mall yesterday, most stores just opening yesterday didn't have candy.


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