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JCP&L estimates power will return completely Monday.

For updates on this story, like the Millburn Patch on Facebook and follow us on TwitterUpdated 4:30 p.m.

According to Jersey Central Power and Light's website, 514 customers are still in the dark in Millburn. 

The company estimates it will fully restore power by Monday; 81 customers on Sunday and 433 on Monday. 

The township website stated 32 crews were over the weekend throughout Millburn.

Let us know in the comment when your power returns and what area you live in so the rest of the community knows. 

Residents in the area without power have said in patch comments, they received messages from the town at the end of last week telling them their power would return Friday night at 10 p.m.

The township confirmed six crews working at Taylor and Hobart, four crews in the area of W. Beechcroft, three crews at Bishop’s lane and Hobart and trees have been cleared at Cambridge and Falmouth.

Currently, Haimoff said she is dealing directly with the company's vice president, Mark Jones, after a week of complaining about the lack of communication to the company and the governor's office.

Hartshorn will remain closed but six crews are working to restore power.

"Certain areas, like in Millburn township, where there's been really bad damage to our systems, its going to take our crews a little bit longer to restore service to customers," JCP&L official, Mark Nitoski, said. "This is part of the storm restoration when it becomes labor intensive because you are replacing poles and wires, while bringing back a small number of customers with each repair."

According to Jones's report on Wednesday, 665 houses in South Mountain and Wyoming area will be restored tonight. By the end of day Thursday, 706 Short Hills and over 1,000 Glenwood area customers will receive power.

Yet, JCP&L's website released a list estimating the number of customers to receive power by Nov. 10 on Wednesday, which differs from the report Jones gave to the mayor.

The website stated on Wednesday it expects to return power to 512 customers; Thursday: 30; Friday: 366; Saturday: 1,104. These numbers though still leave, 300 plus Millburn homes in the dark.

When questioned about the 300-plus customers not estimated on the list, officials had no defined time frame or specific locations of these customers throughout town

Deerfield power was restored Tuesday night after Haimoff brought the township's power company complaints to the governor's office.

Since Hurricane Sandy hit, Haimoff said the power company has been difficult to work with and provided little or incorrect information.

"Jersey Central Power and Light is a horrible company and we are doing everything we can to resolve this situation," Haimoff said. 

Nitoski explained the numbers provided have been estimates. "It was one of the largest storms to hit the area," Nitoski said. "We're working as fast and safe as we can to get everybody back."

The company said it has 9,700 workers fixing downed lines and clearing trees throughout the state with a few hundred more on the way. About 5,000 are line workers and 1,500 are forestry workers. The company has replaced over 1,600 poles so far over all. 

When the power is restored, the township will deal with the issues with JCP&L, which has provided worse information than during Tropical Storm Irene, according to Haimoff. 

"I have the same frustrations as every other person in this town," she said.

Joshua November 12, 2012 at 03:06 AM
updated the google doc highlighted in green because they may still be working on it.
Joshua November 12, 2012 at 03:08 AM
updated the google doc highlighted in green because they may still be working on it. Please come to the Town meeting Tuesday Nov 20th 8pm.
Rochelle76 November 12, 2012 at 03:09 AM
Cool, power, glorious power on Day 13. I hope everyone else gets it tonight too.
Rochelle76 November 12, 2012 at 03:11 AM
Subtract 50 from the Poet's District too now. Perhaps Craig Mandell is psychic.
Allan R. November 12, 2012 at 03:16 AM
Addison drive and other parts of poet section just lost power AGAIN SUNDAY NIGHT. This is a NEW outage. Please really info to any workers you see tonight-- Sunday night!
Rochelle76 November 12, 2012 at 03:24 AM
That stinks. Hopefully it is temporary while they fix something for others. Seems JCP&L is still working since power just went on from the Chaucer/Spenser pole.
Hillman November 12, 2012 at 03:49 AM
Harvey Dr. and Canoe Brook power restored.
Susan H November 12, 2012 at 04:18 AM
Just went out and me 3 trucks from JCP&L. They had to take a certain section off to troubleshoot an area by Hobart. Power was restored at 11 pm.
Dan S November 12, 2012 at 05:06 AM
The outage map is up from 91 to 157 to close out the midnight Sunday "deadline".
HartshornDad November 12, 2012 at 11:27 AM
Map now shows <5 for Millburn Twp. Everyone back up?
janyne di biase November 12, 2012 at 11:47 AM
@RSM Good job on the spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Amo1WO4h_ixWdDluVUtMWmpFUEJKMlNick5wb3B3M2c#gid=0 Please everyone update this list! @RSM are you forwarding it to Mr. McDonald?
RSM November 12, 2012 at 12:16 PM
@Janyne, I dont have Mr McDonalds' email/contact info. to send him the link. Got power back on Timber Acres, Roland and Ironwood last night abt 1am. It was the first day I saw a utility worker on the streets here. There was no wire damage, just lower priority.....! Thanks Janyne for keeping this up and driving it !! Please add/update your status. It will provide instant feedback to all. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Amo1WO4h_ixWdDluVUtMWmpFUEJKMlNick5wb3B3M2c#gid=0
janyne di biase November 12, 2012 at 12:21 PM
@RSm Done (cc'ed cmandell and essex OEM too) Im off to work i will check in. @ neighbors We haven't forgotten you See if there's a meeting and GO!!
LDSF November 12, 2012 at 12:37 PM
The Hobart Gap Road and White Oak Ridge blinking intersection light has no power, same as my house on that intersection. Other houses got power restored on the same road except us. Hope the crews will come back and not to leave us in the dark any more. We were excited to be told by the crews that the light would be restored last night, but it didn't happen. Very disappointed.
fcfram November 12, 2012 at 01:02 PM
I just checked the JCP&L outage map. The company claims that less than 5 customers in Millburn are without power. Is that possible? There's no power on my end of Slope.
SH Resident November 12, 2012 at 01:03 PM
Seems like almost everyone has power. Besides LDSF, who doesn't have power? Don't forget what we just went through! We need real change for the future.
Cynthia Tratnyek November 12, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Good morning! West, Windermere, Lakeview have power. How is everyone else?
LDSF November 12, 2012 at 01:44 PM
The other side of the intersection on White Oak Ridge still have half down wires but not totally touch the ground. The wire looks like hanging live, so it probably the reason of power not restored. If the blinking light has no power, same as my house. I can't believe that my house is not on the same distribution line along the street on the other side.
janyne di biase November 12, 2012 at 01:51 PM
@LDSF please update the google spreadsheet so the information is current.
Dan S November 12, 2012 at 01:52 PM
A crew came out to our end of Myrtle Ave last night around 1:30am. I spoke with them briefly. They had no idea about when our transformer would be replaced. They were there to wire us into another transformer on our street. They worked for about 20 minutes and we all now have full power! I assume they will replace our transformer at their leisure now, just wanted to clear us off the list.
Dan S November 12, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Now @ 8:53am, it shows 11.
janyne di biase November 12, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Can you update the spreadsheet please. I do not want to input the wrong info.
janyne di biase November 12, 2012 at 02:05 PM
@Dan S I added your changes
RSM November 12, 2012 at 02:17 PM
JCP&L outage map does not match what the community is reporting .. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Amo1WO4h_ixWdDluVUtMWmpFUEJKMlNick5wb3B3M2c#gid=0
NB November 12, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Colonial Way also has power since midnight yesterday
janyne di biase November 12, 2012 at 05:14 PM
I am hoping the lack of activity means good news!!
LDSF November 12, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Power is back at noon today. Content. I have updated the spreadsheet. Thanks.
Tom Holman November 13, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Power is out again on Knollwood Road. 48 hours after being restored.
KGC November 13, 2012 at 12:40 PM
A couple houses on Northern Drive list power overnight. I called JCP&L and they told me that 250 houses lost power in the township last night and they are all on the same circuit...anyone lose power last night?
Tom Holman November 13, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Lower half of Knollwood Road lost power overnight. I emailed Mr. Mandel. I suppose that it is relative good news that it may be the same circuit KGC is describing.

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