Reality Check: JCP&L Street-by-Street Restoration List

Is JCP&L's estimated restoration list accurate for your street? Power company says all power will be restored by Saturday.

The Township of Millburn has received the street-by-street power listing officials have been asking for from Jersey Central Power & Light.

To see when the company says your street is expected to get power, go to the town website. According to the list, the company estimates that all homes should have power back by Saturday. Currently, according to the power company's website, 321 homes remain powerless.

, who've been without power since , say they've been told by crews from as far away as Michigan and Alabama that they could not work on their homes until a privately hired electrician repairs connections at their houses.

And JCP&L's website says the the same thing, letting residents know that they need to hire electricians to repair damaged connections first.

Patch has also uploaded a PDF of the street-by-street list, but use the link to the township site if the PDF is difficult to read.

Mayor Sandy Haimoff cautions that the list might not be accurate because she's gotten a lot of misinformation from the company - what headquarters releases is not always what is happening in the neighborhoods.

If your power is out but the list says it's on or your power goes out again, call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877). It’s the only way JCP&L knows your power is out.

Also, as always, please share with us what's going on in your neighborhood.

Cooper November 04, 2011 at 02:38 PM
I received a "robo" call yesterday, Nov. 3rd, saying that power was restored on our street. However, it was not. The list also states that power was to have been restored yesterday.
K November 04, 2011 at 02:51 PM
Apparently Lakeview Ave had power restored yesterday according to list but in reality JCPL truck just arrived ...
Ike November 04, 2011 at 03:02 PM
Falmouth Road evidently had power restored yesterday
Marty Wilson November 04, 2011 at 03:13 PM
The list is utterly worthless and downright misleading. Many streets have 2-3 dates when power is coming on. Not helpful. Best bet to get your power back is to move to livingston mall parking lot. Another question for inquiring minds - why oh why are there a cadre of town employees at the town dump doing absolutely utterly nothing except picking through our garbage so they can sell it/take it for their own benefit. why aren't they out there in the dumptrucks which are also sitting idle on town property? is it a. because they can make more money selling our stuff on e-bay? b. because they are lazy? c. because union rules prohibit them from working too hard , d. to drive a dumptruck would require paying them overtime which we can't afford or e. since the teachers are picketing at the public schools, the town workers don't want to cross the picket line. talk amongst yourselves people...
LLS November 04, 2011 at 04:33 PM
They are working on Barnsdale Road now. I have been without power since Saturday, early afternoon. When I called JCPL they informed me I was the first to call. Somehow I lost power first and a couple of hours later so did many Barnsdale Road residents. But we must be on different grids because my next door neighbor never lost power and doesn't have a generator. Well, back to the hotel and hopefully they restore power before too long.
Mark Josephson November 04, 2011 at 04:39 PM
Our street is wrong here too. *sigh*
KGC November 04, 2011 at 04:43 PM
We are on Northern Dr and it says our power was restored yesterday, however it is still not on. There are only a few of us on the street without power which makes me think we are not a priority.
P_R_PC November 04, 2011 at 05:36 PM
I LOVE THIS LIST!!! This is the greatest thing JCPL could have produced for us. Now, when one of our legal smart residents (anyone, please...we know you're out there) develops a kick-a** class action suit against JCPL they will be able to use this document as proof that JCPL has no idea what they were talking about throughout the crisis. Would venture a guess that 70-80% of the streets listed are wrong as to when power would be or has been restored. Want to know why we're still in the dark (literally)...take a trip to the Livingston mall and watch crews of repair teams sitting and waiting for a leader from JCPL to lead. HERE IS THE HEART OF THE ISSUE: http://caldwells.patch.com/articles/as-customers-wait-for-power-crews-wait-for-orders-dfbe9ec9#comments
P_R_PC November 04, 2011 at 05:39 PM
Unfortunately it's not part of the problem...IT IS THE PROBLEM. Mismanagement and misguided resources - both by JCPL and Millburn/Short Hills Township
Vicky Powell November 04, 2011 at 05:46 PM
We lost power today at 10:30 am on Brooklawn dr. We have had power all week and apparently we are on the list of having it restored yesturday.
P_R_PC November 04, 2011 at 05:47 PM
**** MAYOR - TOWN COUNCIL RECALL? **** I ask this question in all seriousness - is anyone familiar with the process to recall the Mayor and the Town Council. It might be something residents should consider "exploring" as a township. I would imagine this could be a huge undertaking that would require many many hours of manpower and money to be effective. Also assume people would need to volunteer to go door to door to get signatures to sign a recall petition. What's the process - just curious. Like to know options before this happens again and possibly with much more serious consequences.
JB November 04, 2011 at 05:53 PM
If anyone is on or near glen ave betw brookside and library, please reply back if there's power there, even the traffic light at brookside/glen. I just got off the phone with JCP&L and they told me that should now be up & running and I'm not home to check. Thanks!
20yearmiller November 04, 2011 at 05:54 PM
This link will tell you how Robbinsville is dealing with JCP&L. http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2011/11/robbinsville_files_complaint_a.html The article might spawn some ideas of recourse.
averysdad November 04, 2011 at 06:50 PM
So does Lakeview Ave have power now?
MarkDS November 04, 2011 at 06:54 PM
They are not likely to succeed in any of their demands but still it might be worth a shot.
Vicky Powell November 04, 2011 at 06:59 PM
I just saw crews on Glen and Farley rd and Brookside and Glen. The traffic light on Brookside was still out.
JB November 04, 2011 at 07:53 PM
Thanks Vicky
Ira Berkowitz November 04, 2011 at 08:07 PM
Power on Deerfield Road is off again after having been on since Wednesday at 6. Just awesome.
Noreen Brunini November 04, 2011 at 08:09 PM
This vignette about sums up my impression of JCP&L -- I live near the hanging wire on Hobart near South Terrace/Taylor Rd. The wire was live since Saturday; the homes attached did not lose power. The wire was dangling dangerously and had been unattended between Sat and Wed. On Thursday morning at 7a.m. I noted 2 JCP&L trucks sitting on Hobart/Taylor with engines running but workers in trucks. I went for a walk and an hour later one truck with engine running with worker in truck was still there. Nothing had been done to repair the wire. Finally about 3 pm, still observing no activity, I decided to ask the worker if they would be working on the wire that day. He politely informed me he was guarding the wire because it was live and JCP&L didn't want anyone to get near it...he did not know if the wire would be fixed on Thursday. He did not seem to see the irony that the wire had been live and unattended since Sat through Wed. He was a young guy just doing the work he was assigned. I am grateful to have my electricity back on as of Thurs evening. The Hobart Ave wire in question was fixed midday on Friday. But residents please know JCP&L was guarding the wire and looking out for your safety 1 day out of the 6 days it was down.
SH Patch fan November 04, 2011 at 08:16 PM
Long Hill now has power
Leslie November 04, 2011 at 09:02 PM
Many people seem to be misreading the list. It refers to separate ORDER NUMBERS. Those are probably actual reports called in by residents, each of which has its own repair estimate. That estimate could differ depending on what the problem is or even when the report was made and the priority it was given behind other reports. I don't think this tells us anything about when *entire blocks* will be restored, nor does it guarantee that your problem will be fixed at the same time if you are not on the same order or did not report the problem in the first place. I'm not affiliated with JCP&L but that seems to me to be the reasonable way to read the document and also explains why there are different dates for the same street and also the inconsistencies between the document and what's happening on each street as reported in these comments. The good news, if there is any, is that there is no order estimated past November 5, which is the original date JCP&L said every customer would be restored. Let's see if that holds true.
rootie November 04, 2011 at 09:54 PM
Just saw 2 trucks at the corner of Jefferson & Lake and another on Lake north of Western. More trucks on Hillside and Old Short Hills Rd. Hopefully everyone will have power soon.
rootie November 04, 2011 at 09:58 PM
Wow Ira, I hope you get it back soon. You've saved many of us from reloading the fridge just in case. Next windy day is probably going to bring more weak branches down.
Mark Josephson November 04, 2011 at 10:00 PM
Park Road and Park Circle have power now.
Lucinda Mercer November 04, 2011 at 11:44 PM
Sure would like to know how they set these dates? I live on Glen Avenue at the corner of Glenhill Lane. Glen Avenue shows up four times on the list with restoration dates of November 3, 4 and 5, while Glenhill Lane is there with a November 4 date. I'm not there, but my husband just got home and told me that we still don't have power. I know this was a bad storm but it does seem like Millburn/Short Hills is among the last to get full power back.
millresident November 05, 2011 at 12:42 AM
you can start by going to the polls on Tuesday and voting for a new township committee..
SS November 05, 2011 at 01:01 PM
No power still on Hobart Ave. Day 8 and counting.
Melissa Brown November 05, 2011 at 03:06 PM
I live on Sinclair Terrace and fortunately, we have had our power on almost the whole time. However, a live wire is down across the street on the reservation side of our street which supplies a street lamp. Someone hung a yellow ribbon on it as a precaution not to mess with the many downed branches, trees, etc entangling it which extends into the street. Tuesday night there were power trucks here from out of state, used search lights in that area as if they were assessing the downed wires and spent the next day restoring power to the homes in the area without power. I assumed that they would fix the downed wire once all the homes in the area were back up since this must have been a low priority. They rode past the area multiple times on Wednesday and even a few times Thursday, left the area and did not repair the downed wire. It is still down and I assume it is live since I have to reason to believe otherwise. The entangled brush, tree limbs and hangers that are in that area are creating a hazard for the traffic on our street. I realize that this is not a well traveled street but there are people who park on this street to access the reservation as well as the residents of the street who use the road. The 'herbaceous materials' cannot be moved off the street until the wires are repaired. I am feeling like we are stuck in a Catch 22 here until the workers return--whenever that might be!
Muffin Muller November 05, 2011 at 03:21 PM
Day 8 no power still on east lane/forest drive, jcpl is totally worthless , we were on phone on hold one hour 15 minutes and still nothing definitive!!!!!
LDSF November 06, 2011 at 01:33 AM
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