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Spokesman Says JCP&L May Enter Livingston Today

A report by the company says Livingston will have no houses restored, but spokesman says the report is an estimate.

Despite reports stating otherwise, JCP&L could possibly enter Livingston today, said JCP&L spokesperson Ron Morano.

"There are bigger outages we are working on," said Morano.  "Once we finish these bigger issues, it will enable us to work on mass outages."

The report released earlier by JCP&L stated that no houses were to be restored today or tomorrow.  However, Morano says that these reports are just estimates.

"If we get things completed, we could still get into Livingston today," said Morano.

According to the report, 627 houses are still without power as of today.

LVLancer November 05, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Morano says "If we get things completed, we could still get into Livingston today," Guess what Morano? You already are in Livingston, your staging area is right down the street from me, I guess you can't have someone walk over and take a look though.
5tero November 05, 2012 at 09:06 PM
everything JCP&L says is b.s. very tired of their stock answers. hope i can switch providers - done with them.
mizroni November 05, 2012 at 10:14 PM
JCPL has a remarkable track record of lack of information and ambiguous, hedged responses to everything. Its antiquated and unreliable substations and transmission lines cause nothing but frustration and heartache to most if not all of its customers. Unfortunately, we (Livingston) can't just choose our utilities, they are dictated by contract. We can, however, follow in Robbinsville's footsteps and sue to get out. The Township needs to be pushed to do this, and hopefully this latest bout of misinformation and lack of information will get us there. If not, residents need to mobilize and voice their opinions through mediums beyond this one. Here's the only problem I see with that though, will anyone want to come in and take over JCPL's old and unmaintained equipment? I don't think we, as Livingston residents, have much of an option but to push for this. As of now, the Township seems to have let up on the pressure on JCPL now that the schools are up and running. This begs the question: What good is opening school when a 25% of the town is still without power and we are facing another power outage after Wednesday's storm?
LVLancer November 06, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Last night I sent an email to the Mayor/Deputy Mayor and Town Council demanding answers. The only one to actually give me any answers was Deputy Mayor Fernandez, he indicated that he had just spoken to JCP&L and they assured him that they were working in our area(Mounthaven Dr.). About an hour later the power came back on. I'd like to thank Mr. Fernandez for at least replying with an answer, instead of the vague estimates and apologies we have been getting.
dblack November 06, 2012 at 02:50 PM
JCPL just restored power to a few homes on Hillside Avenue, took 15 minutes in a bucket truck
5tero November 06, 2012 at 05:18 PM
mizroni, thanks for that info. i finally got power back this a.m. and it took the worker more time to position his truck and raise the cherry picker than it did to reset the blown fuse in my transformer. 8 nights w/o power and it literally took 15-20 min and we were back up!
5tero November 06, 2012 at 06:34 PM
LVLancer, i'm glad someone replied to you. yesterday I left a message for Russell Jones, Township Mgr asking what the township was doing about JCP&L's lack of response to this emergency and I'm still waiting for his reply! So happy I live in a town where officials in charge don't have the common courtesy to return messages.
winky1 November 08, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Does anyone know if JCP&L restored power to Westgate Road and Wynnewood Road area yet? We are still away from home.
Gail Chmura November 10, 2012 at 05:59 PM
Wynnewood Road got power restored on Monday night.
Gail Chmura November 10, 2012 at 06:01 PM
I emailed Mayor Santoro on Sunday night and got a response the next day. He was very understanding and supportive. FYI my friend in Wayne was still without power this morning, Nov. 10. Guess who her energy company is?

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