Some Greater Morristown homes won’t get power back until Wednesday, JCP&L says

Nor'easter damage at Lawndale Avenue and Shadyside Street in Morris Township. Photo by Hans Burger.
Nor'easter damage at Lawndale Avenue and Shadyside Street in Morris Township. Photo by Hans Burger.
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Some 1,324 customers in Morris Township and another 427 in Morristown remained without power on Sunday morning, and their lights may not come back until late Wednesday, according to Jersey Central Power & Light.

That’s just in time for a predicted snowfall of three- to five inches.

Sussex Avenue during nor'easter of March 2, 2018. Photo by Ryan Dawson
Sussex Avenue during nor’easter of March 2, 2018. Photo by Ryan Dawson

JCP&L’s website is estimating power for the Township and Town will be restored fully from last week’s nor’easter by 11:30 pm on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

For the 75 customers still out in Morris Plains, relief should come a day sooner, by 11:30 pm on Tuesday, March 6, JCP&L estimates.

Both borough schools have power and will open at normal times on Monday, Morris Plains police report.  The Community Center at 51 Jim Fear Drive will be open Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday from 9 AM – 9 PM for residents who need to warm up or re-charge phones.

Utility crews are working to repair downed wires at 21 customer locations in Morristown, said Mayor Tim Dougherty.

The Morristown fire house at 161 Speedwell Ave. and the Mt. Kemble fire house at 1 Spring Brook Road are open for Town and Township residents who need to warm up or recharge their electronics.

JCP&L is providing free water and ice to affected customers at stores across the area.

Outages still affected 98,544 customers in New Jersey, including 35,376 in Morris County, as of noon on Sunday.

Local officials reiterated that it’s crucial to report outages to 1-888-LIGHTSS — and to stay clear of any downed wires.

Uprooted tree after nor'easter, at Lawndale Avenue and Shadyside Street in Morris Township. Photo by Hans Burger.
Uprooted tree after nor’easter, at Lawndale Avenue and Shadyside Street in Morris Township. Photo by Hans Burger.

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