Livingston Mayor Stephen Santola says that PSE&G has returned power to thousands of Livingston residents on Wednesday. The power company has also set up a "satellite headquarters" at town hall.
Town hall and police headquarters now have power, as does the surrounding homes. Santola said the next step will be to restore power to the fire department and Livingston First Aid Squad.
Santola said the "goal is to have the schools up and running by Election Day so that the polling stations aren't affected."
"We have to get the kids back to school," said Santola. "Election Day is also a very important day for America. We don't anticipate it being affected."
PSE&G crews are working side-by-side with the township's department of public works to ensure branches are cleared out of the way and the power company can successfully reach the power lines.
JCP&L says they have restored a third of the homes that were without power. They have approximately 1,100 more to go.
Both utilities will have a presence in town today and over the weekend as they work to restore power to the remaining residents.
Patch will continue to update this article as more information becomes available.