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JCP&L estimates only 21 customers without power, residents saying 250.

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Two weeks after superstorm Sandy, almost all power was restored to Millburn Monday evening.  Jersey Central Power and Light website reported only 12 customers remained without power on Monday.  

However, multiple residents reported a power loss at 3 a.m. again this Tuesday morning. 

JCP&L's websites estimates 31 customers are without power as of  6.m. Yet, residents who called were told about 250 homes were affected. 

The company has not responded to the cause or when power will be restored. 

More information to come. 

Let us know in the comment when your power returns and what area you live in so the rest of the community knows. Also add it in the Google document Patch used Joshua created.  

JCP&L advised customers to call 1-888-LIGHTSS (888-544-4877) to report their outage again.

Power to all Millburn schools have been restored as of Sunday evening. More information about busing, making up days and lunch programs can be found here

The township website tells residents if service was ripped from their home to call an electrician to restore service in their home.

The company reported it restored services to 99 percent of its customers affected by superstorm Sandy and the recent Nor'easter on Sunday. 

"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," JCP&L official, Mark Nitoski, said.

Since superstorm Sandy hit, Mayor Sandra Haimoff said the power company has been difficult to work with and provided little or incorrect information. She brought the township's complaints to the governor's office twice.

The Short Hills Association praised the mayor for the work she put in over the last two week

Once power fully returns the township will address its issues with JCP&L, Haimoff said. 

Rochelle76 November 12, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Hopefully the pressure is on for the last 12 customers to get their power back today. Sandy should be a wake-up call for the residents of Millburn/Short Hills. We do not have an adequate town emergency plan and many of us need to work on our family plans. First off, huge kudos to Craig McCarthy and the Millburn Patch for providing the town an online place to communicate with each other. Thank you neighbors for posting all your first hand information. You kept me sane through this two week ordeal. Kudos to Dr. Cristfield/school board/school administrators/teachers for the excellent communication and the most thoughtful, reasonable plan to get our schools open and working in a town in crisis mode. It was brilliant. Thanks too to all the township employees and businesses that do the real work to get us up and running.
Noreen Brunini November 12, 2012 at 08:54 PM
I am sorry but this is BS. Major arteries and major restoration work was left until the 11th hour. This was not a matter of fixing something for restoring 1 or 2 customers. Alternatives to jcpl should be considered. And personally I thought the code rd calls advising residents to call the black hold known as jcpl and find your own utility truck before jcpl left town were a new low in unhelfulness by township. Would it have been too much to ask to monitor an answering machine on the OEM line or emails to monitor restorations the last weekend to ensure all were restored before jcpl left town. Kudos to the Patch readers who bAnded together to coordinate efforts esp Jacqueline di Basie.
Iris Engelson November 12, 2012 at 09:08 PM
Schoolhouse Plaza office building at 374 Millburn Ave has only partial power restoration (low voltage): no heat, no elevator, dim lights, etc. There are a LOT of small businesses in that building that are out of commission and we're getting no information on when we can expect power to be restored. While I recognize that homes without power represent a much more immediate hardship for those families struggling without heat and power at home, if power is not restored to this large office building, a lot of people may find themselves out of work. If anyone from the township or from JCP&L is reading this, please help put these business back to work!
JZ Quinn November 13, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Power out again after only 2 days!
Cooper November 13, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Lost power again today at 3:00 am.
Iris Engelson November 13, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Schoolhouse Plaza just got power back up. Hoping it stays up.
KGC November 13, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Lost power on Northern and understand parts of Knollwood as well. JCP&L told me this morning that it is over 250 residences in the township without power, not 150. Emailing with Craig but no answers yet...has anyone heard anything on when it will be restored??
Craig McCarthy November 13, 2012 at 04:09 PM
KGC, well it looks like JCP&L's website is wrong then. I called this morning at 9 when I got word but no response yet. I will keep you posted.
KGC November 13, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Thanks Craig...when I mentioned Craig in my comment I was referencing Craig Mandel of JCP &L...sorry if there was confusion... Having said that, still no word from Craig (Mandel)! Last email was at 8:20:(
Cooper November 13, 2012 at 05:14 PM
I spoke with a JCP&L customer service rep this morning. She had no idea when the power will be resored, or the cause of the loss.
Nantz November 13, 2012 at 07:09 PM
It's not fun going to the bathroom in the dark. This needs to be fixed ASAP! I totally missed!
M OKeef November 13, 2012 at 08:30 PM
3:30 pm is their power restored? I waited more than 24 hours to restock the refrigerator and freezer and am really going to be annoyed if power goes out again and everything spoils again.
KGC November 13, 2012 at 09:02 PM
No, our power has not been restored....
Shannon cross November 13, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Power just went out on twin oak over to west. Anyone else just lose power?
Stuart November 13, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Yes. Just lost it on Coniston.
Noreen Brunini November 13, 2012 at 09:51 PM
: (. Whatever they did to bring knoll wood etc back just blew more lines. We really seem to need more modem equipment. Cross our fingers they figure this out tonight.
KGC November 13, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Northern has power back :)
S P November 14, 2012 at 12:48 AM
Craig The google docs document was started by @ RSM. Lets give credit where credit is due. Kudos to RSM!! Thanks also to Joshua for enthusiastically supporting it.
Leslie November 14, 2012 at 04:29 PM
A class action lawsuit was commenced against Long Island Power Authority. We should consider doing the same with respect to JCP&L. http://www.newsday.com/long-island/class-action-filed-against-lipa-1.4217147
Joshua November 15, 2012 at 02:55 AM
Yes Leslie I heard about this on the radio.. One of the quotes from a litgant went something like " I spent 12 days camping in my home" - sound familiar? Also the COO of LIPA has resigned after it was reported that he spent exactly :30 seconds of the meeting before Sandy planning for the storm. I wonder how long JCP&L spent planning for this storm - I also wonder how long our town council spent discussing it with our business administrator and planning for this storm.


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