As of November 5, 2012 at 12:30 p.m., 53% of Springfield Jersey Central Power & Light customers are still affected by power outages and approximately 3,452 have been restored.
The Township does not serve the electricity but as advocates for the residents and businesses, we are exhausting all options. Restoration and work in particular areas does not appear to be based on any priority or location. No area is intentionally being neglected or preferred and no one has been “forgotten” or “ignored." We’ve provided JCP&L lists with downed lines, poles and wires and we’ve submitted priority lists for government buildings and schools. The restoration process is solely up to JCP&L – they dispatch crews. Repeated persistent requests for more location-specific information have been made but it has not been provided by the utility.
The most recent information provided Jersey Central Power & Light Restoration Estimates for NJ Towns – Springfield (http://zszs.us/SOcZSU):
Estimated Customers Restored On
- November 5 – 2254 (58%)
- November 6 – 618 (16%)
- November 7 – 305 (8%)
- November 8 – 228 (6%)
- November 9 – 127 (3%)
- November 10 – 83 (2%)
If the report is correct, all affected Jersey Central Power & Light Springfield customers should be restored by the end of Nov. 10.
In order to make sure all outages are responded to, please continue to individual report power interruptions to JCP&L (1-888-LIGHTSS).
As a public service, I created http://411.shehady.us to provide information, updates and resources pertaining to the most recent storm "Sandy."