Monday, January 28, 2013
Over ten percent of township reported without power.
UPDATED: Following a report of a transformer fire near Meisel Park, Jersey Central Power & Light is showing over 1,000 Springfield customers without electricity. At 3:45 p.m., JCP&L's power outages map showed reported 1,044 households without power in Springfield. The outages are likely related to a transformer fire that emergency communications report occurred near Meisel Park shortly after 2 p.m. A representative of the Springfield Fire Department said they could not release information at this time. Shortly after 4 p.m., a JCP&L rep said that power had been restored to all but 680 homes and that full restoration was estimated for 4:15 p.m.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Impact was minimal according to school message.
Jonathan Dayton High School was without power for approximately 45 minutes this morning following a felled tree limb. In a message to parents, Dayton assistant principal Ron Slate said that students and staff were not in harm's way during the power outage. Slate indicated that overzealous parents and students made numerous calls to the police during the outage. He cautioned parents from calling police in future instances, saying that repeated calls could tie up communications. Students in their first period classes while building staff manned the hallways. Emergency lights were automatically activated. Slate said students were escorted during trips to and from the bathrooms and that the nurse and guidance office were provided for any …
Saturday, March 3, 2012
No accidents or major incidents in series of brief power outages.
A number of short power outages early on Saturday, March 3, caused inconvenience but no serious problems for Springfield. Several residents reported losing power in homes on streets in the south side of town, near Mountain Avenue. Streets affected include Essex, South Derby Road and Hillside. Residents say power went out for multiple short periods of time. One resident living near the intersection of Hillside and Mountainside said the lights went out twice; first for about five minutes and later for a half an hour. Springfield police said that while a number of traffic lights were knocked out of commission, the power loss did not cause any accidents or catastrophic events. Auxiliary police officers manned the intersections where lights …