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Restoration Numbers Slip As Deadline Looms

Mendham and Chester residents still in the dark as their promised repair date arrives.

Its Sunday.

The final day of the First Energy restoration plan for the area, and although they have fallen behind every day of the repair effort, the company maintains all the lights will be on by the end of Nov. 11.

Chester Borough (Nov. 8)

Currently Out % of Customers
Out of Service Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 8 Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 9
Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 10
Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 11
262
24%
70/27%
186/71%
6/2%
0/0%

Chester Borough (Nov. 9)

Currently Out % of Customers
Out of Service Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 9
Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 10
Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 11

256
23%
64/25%
192/75%
0/0%

Chester Borough (Nov. 10)

Currently Out % of Customers
Out of Service Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 10
Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 11

111
10%
99/89%
     11%

According to the somewhat contradictory numbers released Nov. 10 by JCP&L, they are on target to have 100% of their customers restored by Sunday. In fact, only a handful of their customers were reported to be without power by the end of Saturday Nov. 10.

Chester Township (Nov. 8)

Currently Out % of Customers
Out of Service Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 8 Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 9
Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 11
Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 11
1,999
66%
634/32%
1311/66%
54/3%
0/0%

Chester Township (Nov. 9)

Currently Out % of Customers
Out of Service Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 9
Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 10
Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 11

1,854
61%
516/28%
1338/72%
0/0%

Chester Township (Nov. 11)

Currently Out % of Customers
Out of Service Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 10
Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 11

1,072
35%
784/73%
288/27%

Although the repairs came in almost half of what they were expecting, a significant portion of Chester Township residents were restored on Nov. 10. Despite that 784 figure, the expectation of complete power before Nov. 11 didn't happen and 288 customers are still waiting for repairs to be completed Sunday.

Mendham Borough (Nov. 8)

Currently Out % of Customers
Out of Service Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 8 Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 9
Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 10
Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 11
171
8%
167/98%
4/2%
0/0%
0/0%

Mendham Borough (Nov. 9)

Currently Out % of Customers
Out of Service Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 9
Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 10
Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 11

51
2%
0/84%
0/16%
0/0%

Mendham Borough (Nov. 10)

Currently Out % of Customers
Out of Service Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 10
Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 11

40 <5%
98%
<5%

According to the JCP&L sheet, Mendham Borough will be fully restored by Nov. 11, but the individual customer estimate has been removed. No one from JCP&L could explain the discrepancy when asked for comment. However, their overall number of customers currently out dropped 11 customers in the last 24 hours. 

Mendham Township (Nov. 8)

Currently Out % of Customers
Out of Service Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 8 Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 9
Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 10
Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 11
733
32%
570/78%
163/22%
0/0%
0/0%

Mendham Township (Nov. 9)

Currently Out % of Customers
Out of Service Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 9
Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 10
Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 11

608 27%
345/57%
263/43%
0/0%

Mendham Township (Nov. 10)

Currently Out % of Customers
Out of Service Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 10
Estimated
Customers
Restored On
Nov 11

346 27%
274/79%
272/21%

While the pace of restoration was brisk in Mendham Township compared to other towns in the last day or so, JCP&L still pushed back their anticipated completion day from Nov. 10 to Nov. 11. Whether they make the deadline remains to be seen.


Gene Osso November 11, 2012 at 02:28 AM
Dogwood/Brook Drive section back on line!
john tevald November 11, 2012 at 02:52 AM
To our esteemed governer. I voted for you and I live on benjamin road. You say that we will have power by tomorrow night. Care to place a bet on that? Nothing has been done yet and it will take days to fix this disaster area! If not for us cutting our way out, we would still be stuck! How can it be that folks living no more than 3 miles from you can be so forgotten? Please help.
Nonnie November 11, 2012 at 03:38 AM
Still no power on Cromwell Dr and no passage through Pleasant Hill. They cleared some of the mess last week but the tree guys told me they couldn't touch the huge oak blocking the road because JCP&L had to inform them if the wires were live or not. Why does it take more than a week to determine something like that. What about the people who are trapped between downed poles? Are they supposed to stay in their cold, dark homes with no running water? I was told that homes with wells are high up in priority which is obviously not the case as most in Chester Township have wells. I also do not think the mayor has done his job for the people of the township. No communication until after everyone had to go to town hall to vote? He probably heard an earful and realized how upset his constituents were because the next day we suddenly received a plethora of emails from him. As the leader he has no excuse for no contact...he could have emailed from anyone of the surrounding towns that didn't lose Internet. No excuse!
lauren bazzani November 11, 2012 at 05:24 AM
Don't you all feel like we're on Survivor?
Russ Crespolini (Editor) November 11, 2012 at 05:47 AM
I feel like in this case that would make me Jeff Probst and I should be hosting some sort of reward challenge...
Robin November 11, 2012 at 06:13 AM
And the reward would be LIGHT!!!!
Russ Crespolini (Editor) November 11, 2012 at 06:25 AM
See, I think I could give you flint for fire.
john tevald November 11, 2012 at 11:32 AM
Someone please tell me how to get voted off this island!
Suzanne Truncellito Dombrowski November 11, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Okay no power on Pleasant Hill Rd between the downed tree and power lines. Maybe we can get them here is if we make them pay for our extra expenses of gasoline, meals in restaurants and hotels. That might motivate them! ,
Ldevos November 11, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Is anyonee interested in going in on a bulk generator purchase? I am going to have one installed in any event, but if others are interested, we could get more agressive pricing. If interested, please e mail me at louisdevos@comcast.net. Btw, I am not a generator contractor!
Gene Osso November 11, 2012 at 01:56 PM
here is a listing of restoration times by street - was posted to the township website: http://www.chestertownship.org/form/projected-power-restoration-for-the.pdf
delwood dame November 11, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Go Duke Energy! Please help us on Pleasant Hill, Larison, Delwood, Cromwell...
Barbara November 11, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Gene- there is no accuracy to this list. Many of these streets have been restored for days.
Jennifer Verdiramo November 11, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Wow...we are going on 2 weeks without power and I have lost all hope of getting back in my house. Nothing has changed on my block. Four of the houses at the bottom of the cul de sac are essentially trapped. What if there was a fire? I remind myself every day that there are people who are worse off...that lost their houses completely to Sandy...and my heart goes out to them. But now that many do have power restored in Morris County, my little area of Chester is starting to feel like the Forgotten Zone. Is this really the best we can do in the year 2012? Really?
delwood dame November 11, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Mayor Davis/May Cogger and Councils - I just read in NJ Star-ledger that the Boro of Madison, 1 of 9 municipalities runs its OWN UTILITY and CREW, supplemented by requesting out of state help from the Public Power Assoc of NJ during times of crises. (You basically pay union rates and living costs for out of state help. Then those copmanies send workers and forgo any profit) This could be potential longer term solution that improves COMMUNICATION and local ACCOUNTABILITY which is sorely lacking. Make it a ONE Chester program. Talk to your friends in Madison TODAY. Urge residents to attend next council meetings and bring ideas/solutions.
Russ Crespolini (Editor) November 11, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Just a quick note here, folks: the next council meeting is scheduled for this Tuesday night, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building. The mayor and council will give you their undivided attention if you choose to go there and speak. I'll be there. So say hello if you go. :-)
Beth Pfaff November 11, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Jennifer, I had heard your street was pretty hard hit. I hope all of you in your neighborhood gets power asap!
Nonnie November 11, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Russ-what town are you referring to for the council meeting this Tuesday?
Nonnie November 11, 2012 at 06:11 PM
According to the street list posted to the website we were supposed to have power by yesterday. Still no power and no sign of JCP&L so that's another bogus timeline f
lauren bazzani November 11, 2012 at 07:04 PM
A three hour tour, a three hour tour. Those people rock on Benjamin. They hacked and sawed their way off Gilligan's Island to freedom.....
Greg J November 11, 2012 at 10:10 PM
What a con job. Still dark Pleasant Hill north of cemetery But according to the illustrious restoration document, we have juice as of yesterday. Bonuses will be plentiful for the First Energy execs, nonetheless.
Nonnie November 11, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Ok so I just saw power company trucks for the first time since the storm. There were at least 30 trucks. The problem is they were sitting in the parking lot of Sams club in Mt Olive! This was at 5pm. I asked one of the guys if they were coming to Chester and he said no they had to drive to Hamberg to eat as someone at their headquarters set up a buffet. I asked if some shifts were working into the night and he said they work until 10pm so the JCP&L line about them working round the clock is a lie. By the time they drive to Hamberg and eat it will be 8pm until they are back at work then they quit at 10pm. I'm not blaming the line workers (they were great guys from Alabama and Kentucky) but blame management. Why send them an hour away for dinner?? It's basically a waste of valuable time. Time that could be spent restoring power. Oh and I asked one of the guys (they are all union) if it was true they turned away non union guys and he told me YES. He was ashamed as he said the storm is such a tragedy we should all pull together as Americans to help each other. Apparently the u ion bosses and some thugs feel differently. They put money before people who are freezing and without running water. How sad is that?
Beth Pfaff November 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM
What a colossal waste of time and gas traveling back and forth! Who is doing the scheduling for these men? This is enough to make us all crazy!
Nonnie November 12, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Absolutely abysmal job of scheduling. No wonder we are still without power! You can bet that after dinner they will figure out they don't have enough time to return so we are screwed once again. It's hard to believe these people actually run a huge corporation like JCP&L. I wonder if they ca even tie their shoes?
Tina Salvi Farnsworth November 12, 2012 at 01:13 AM
we were lucky to get power yesterday. but driving up 206 tonight, I noticed that the west side of town was in the dark. so disheartening. on the positive side, there were about 2 dozen utility trucks in the shoprite parking lot. I pray that you all get power back soon. this has just beentoo long. and a big thank you to the out of state workers for helping us to get back on track.
MDL November 12, 2012 at 02:15 AM
about an hour ago, pleasant hill rd 3 houses north of the ironia/pleasant hill rd split have power from the roxbury side. I am house 1 past the split. lol.. so I still say I will be last to get power in all 3 townships... lol
Nonnie November 12, 2012 at 04:18 AM
Thanks for the updates Teri and MDL. I'm hoping against hope we have power soon. If we do we ca thank those nice Southern guys for coming up to help.
Brad Lewin November 12, 2012 at 11:45 AM
We got our power back this morning on Fox Chase Road. All thanks to Duke Energy from North Carolina but where was JCP&L? I would be interested in putting our buting power to get a generator. Brad
Nonnie November 12, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Still no power. This is outrageous
Dot November 12, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Hundreds of employees from other states were sent back (rejected) because they were not part of Labor Union. I would love to have chat with the Labor Union to see if they are still without power 2 weeks after the storm. What a shame !!!

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