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JCP&L: Over 4,500 Without Power in Summit

The number of homes experiencing blackouts is continuing to rise. The utility says that depending on the electrical damage it could take 10 days to restore.

JCP&L is reafirming that it could be as many as 10 days before power is fully restored to homes in Summit, according to a statement on its outtage map website.

As of 8p.m. more than 4,549 customers were reportedly without power in Summit alone. The number appears to continue to rise. "If you have not yet reported your service as being out, please use the report an outage link or call 1-888-544-4877," the company said on its website.  Major emergencies should be reported to 911, the company said, but "customers should immediately report downed wires to JCP&L or local police or fire department."

Transformers are exploding like fireworks according to some reports from residents in Union County.

Summit Resident Angie Gannon wrote on Patch's Facebook page: "Looks like lightning, but transformers are lighting up the sky. Creepy!"

Summit residents are reporting outtages on the following streets:

Blackburn Road

Woodland Avenue

Russell Place

Dorset Lane

Crescent Avenue

Ascot Way

Mountain Avenue

Springfield Avenue

New England Avenue

Summit Avenue

Morris Avenue

Kent Place

Aubrey Street

Lewis avenue

DeBary Place

JCP&L said crews will only begin power restoration once the storm begins to subside, or "as it's safe to do so," the power utility said on its website. 

Camilo H. Smith October 31, 2012 at 02:39 AM
*JCP&L will coordinate priorities through the County Offices of Emergency Management *Report downed wires immediately to JCP&L by calling 1-800-436-7734 or 9-1-1. *Never go near a downed power line, even if you think it is no longer carrying electricity. Do not try to remove trees or tree limbs from power lines. Wait for utility crews to arrive *Customers must report power outages to JCP&L – not the police Reporting a regular power outage: (888) 544-4877 (888-LIGHTSS) Customer Service: (800) 662-3115
Camilo H. Smith October 31, 2012 at 02:40 AM
The previous was taken from a Nixle alert sent out by Police today.
coleen November 01, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Funny, the JCP&L outage map says 6,869 in Summit are out of power - why are they communicating that the number is so much lower, i.e., 4,500?. By the way, Fernwood Road is out. If you need to report downed wires, first report the power outage. the automated system will then give you an opportunity to report additional info, such as downed lines.
Jan Yager November 01, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Shadyside Ave is out-entirely; as is Hawthorne, Beechwood - by Hawthorne and Shadyside and Bellevue.
Patty Facchinei November 02, 2012 at 02:46 AM
Beverly Rd is also out of power.

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