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Power Restoration Progress Report

JCP&L project power restoration in East Windsor, Hightstown, and Cranbury

Gov. Chris Christie released revised power restoration plans on Saturday that he received from Jersey Central Power and Light and PSEG, which show the companies’ restoration projections at the municipal level for the next two days.

JCP&L announced that, of the 4,655 customers currently without power in East Windsor, it expects to restore power to 1,630 customers by Nov. 5. The utility company estimates 559 customers will see power restored on Nov. 4 and 1,071 customers will have power restored on Nov. 5.

East Windsor Mayor Janice Mironov announced her frustration at the company’s lack of communication up until this point in an email alert Friday evening.

According to the alert, the township has been working aggressively with JCP&L officials, contacting the utility company two to three times daily. Township officials said JCP&L had not communicated any status, progress, or timelines through Friday evening.

“This is really not an appropriate strategy by JCP&L, and we are as frustrated as our residents,” the Township alert said. “We will continue these efforts and report information as received.”

In Hightstown, 384 customers remain without power, according to JCP&L’s estimates. The utility company projects it will restore power to 46 customers on Nov. 4 and 92 customers on Nov. 5, totaling 132 customers by Nov. 5.

JCP&L also reports that 40 of its 235 customers in Cranbury are still without power. Of those 40, 13 will have power restored by Nov. 5.

While PSE&G announced that it expects to restore power by Sunday night to much of Middlesex County, the company said it will focus this weekend primarily on customers in Edison, Piscataway, Woodbridge, and East Brunswick.

In Cranbury, of the 2,006 customers served by PSE&G, 560 do not have power. PSE&G has not published any projections for when these customers will receive power.

Statewide, PSE&G had restored power to 65 percent of customers that lost power in the storm, and currently, about 73 percent of PSE&G customers have power, while 607,000 are still without it. At its peak, the storm impacted 1.7 million of PSE&G’s 2.2 million customers.

According to Christie’s press release, 1,269,564 customers remained without power statewide as of 7 a.m. Saturday, down from a high of 2.7 million through the storm and its immediate aftermath.

"So many New Jerseyans have demonstrated significant patience and resilience through the storm and this initial recovery period, and it is our obligation to get them back online and with the certainty of a timeline they can reliably plan their lives around in the coming days,” Christie said.

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Jebastine Vetharaj November 05, 2012 at 09:43 PM
It looks like Orchard got light
Ihatejcpl November 05, 2012 at 09:46 PM
We got our power back at Orchard!
Meghan November 05, 2012 at 09:47 PM
I'm thinking Windsor Mill has not got power back yet. They have to pick up the downed lines.
Meghan November 05, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Congrats! Is all of One Mile working?
pb November 05, 2012 at 09:50 PM
can someone confirm if other communities at one mile road got power back as well ?
Meghan November 05, 2012 at 09:53 PM
I am wondering if the Orchard is not controlled by the downed wires in the cornfield.
Rome November 05, 2012 at 09:59 PM
Teal has power, i'm sure if teal is on Chatham is on as well.
eastwindsorresident November 05, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Thanks Rome! You made my day! This site has been a huge help and support to me during this difficult time. I hope the rest of you waiting for power would get it at the earliest. Thank you and God Bless!
pb November 05, 2012 at 10:03 PM
I guess so... just hoping that these are telephone/cable wires not electrical ..
pb November 05, 2012 at 10:06 PM
as per JCPl site 300 customers got their power back.. so that means no more good news for east windsor today..as per their earlier estimation..
Joe November 05, 2012 at 10:10 PM
5:10 p.m. , 4 JCP&L trucks working on lines on One Mile...
Meghan November 05, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Great!!!!
steve November 05, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Windsor mill has power!
pb November 05, 2012 at 10:25 PM
confirm... One mile road has power till old trenton road!!!
pb November 05, 2012 at 10:25 PM
thanks steve!!!
Meghan November 05, 2012 at 10:27 PM
How wonderful!!!! Thank you!!!!!
Doug November 05, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Anyone know about Dutchneck and Krepps school area?
Joe November 05, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Power @ Windsor Commons!!
ray November 05, 2012 at 10:32 PM
I am south of dutchneck so cant really say. But from the looks of it a wide area just got power back. I hope it is restored for everyone asap. It is just non-sense that they had to fix one substation to get us power. They cud have fixed it a while back.
Steve November 05, 2012 at 10:43 PM
if they know that approx 500 will still be without power this weekend WHY can't they let us know who the unlucky ones are so we can make arrangements
JZ November 05, 2012 at 10:47 PM
I live in Oak Creek estates. hope everyone can power back tonight!
Doug November 05, 2012 at 10:51 PM
Is oakcreek estates back?
pb November 05, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Only 374 customers in East windsor are out of power.. so just praying everyone gets it back today only... and I don't think their estimates from this morning stands anymore!!!
Steve November 05, 2012 at 10:59 PM
PB where is this info coming from
pb November 05, 2012 at 11:06 PM
http://outages.firstenergycorp.com/nj.html it say 379
Amanda November 05, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Power is on at Chatham Court
Rachel DiMatteo November 06, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Dutchneck power is on!
vince November 06, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Is (ALL) of Dutch neck rd on?
zulfiquar sayeed November 06, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Thanks East Windsor Patch for the Avenue for information sharing. This was better than Twitter, and definitely better than JCP_Hell (someone coined it, forgot who or where) twitter feed. Thanks to all the posters here as well. Invaluable!
AMA November 08, 2012 at 04:25 AM
Chris Smith is our representative until January 2013 (according to Rush Holt's office)

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