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Nor'easter Pushes Back Power Restoration for Little Silver

JCP&L tells the borough's mayor that all residents should have power by Sunday.

An update from Little Silver Mayor Robert C. Neff, Jr.:

JCP&L continues to slowly bring power back to Little Silver. The authorities we speak with regularly at the electric company advise that about two thirds of Little Silver customers were restored to power on Wednesday, but that full restoration is not expected until Sunday. As of late Wednesday morning, there were 807 customers still without power. Crews are in town working, and power continues to be restored sporadically. The Borough is regularly in contact with JCP&L, which advises that it is unable to provide exact dates and times for particular developments, buildings or streets.  

JCP&L advises that it was delayed in returning Little Silver to power because all three of its substations, and all five of the circuits running from those substations, were damaged. It has now moved through those repairs and is working on the individual lines and transformers in town. 

Please turn off all circuit breakers prior to power being restored. When power is restored, turn breakers on one by one.

LittleS November 08, 2012 at 02:18 PM
@LS resident: this man is the mayor because voted for him to take on the responsibility of working for the people of LS EVERY DAY!!!!! YOU should be ashamed of yourself for trying to make US feel wrong for voicing our opinion 11 days after the storm! We have little children in our cold homes and are simply asking this man to put more pressure on JCPL and then provide us with more information than "they are slowly bringing power back". We don't need people like you trying to twist the story. Please! You need to stop whining!
Robin Foster November 08, 2012 at 02:25 PM
I'd like to know why all the substation work had to be completed before any poles got fixed or lines reconnected to houses. It seems to me all of the street side effort could have been done in parallel so that when the substation was ready, the distribution system would be ready too. This makes no sense, and I agree that the communications should be updated every 24 hours.
sandy tomasello November 08, 2012 at 02:35 PM
To LS mom. 100 percent agree!!!!!!
michael November 08, 2012 at 02:35 PM
All surrounding towns acted quickly, set up landfills in parking lots and are taking building material and personal contents. Oceanport and Monmouth Beach Why the hell isnt Little silverhelping their people?? Maybe they cant control the power company but they can help with the cleanup Same crap happened with the snow removal around the schools Little Silver resident
TlfKell November 08, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Couldn't have said it better!
Michael Fissell November 08, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Great points Robin. Also, littlesilver.org info is still not updated.
TlfKell November 08, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Forget about sending this link to the LS Mayor, who is obviously over his head..maybe we need to take this matter in our own hands and send it to our Gov and the Asbury Park Press
Power By Sunday Resident November 08, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Mayor Neff it's time to step up and speak to the people of this town, your voice needs to be heard. As S, Tomsello said above, Before we have preventable deaths here in town!!!
Dan November 08, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Go to: Nj.gov/bpu/assistance/complaints Also email gov Christie office and congressman chris smith
Power By Sunday Resident November 08, 2012 at 03:08 PM
When you email the Gov let him know what a poor job our mayor is doing beacuse he has his own crisis that takes priority instead of his residents.
Michael Fissell November 08, 2012 at 03:17 PM
I tried doing the email thing to the Gov yesterday. That's for plane old complaints which he won't see for a month from now. We need a "Help Me Howard" or something. We need Mayor Neff to get on the phone to Christie's office today
sandy tomasello November 08, 2012 at 03:24 PM
M Fissell, Agreed , Yes Mayor can get direct contact, with Christie !!! It's tIme to ask for help please!!!
bob garrison November 08, 2012 at 03:48 PM
A M E N
LS Resident November 08, 2012 at 04:10 PM
this is bigger than our town's leadership. it is time to get the Governor involved. i have been calling all morning with nothing but busy signals.
Beth November 08, 2012 at 04:21 PM
So the latest JCP&L useless spreadsheet is online and it makes zero sense. 805 homes still out in LS: 351 restored 11/7 (is this true??), 133 to be restored today, 0 to be restored on 11/9, 0 to be restored on 11/10). By my calculations that leaves 321 houses. How are we going to be up by Sunday if they are not doing any restoration on Friday or Saturday? https://www.firstenergycorp.com/content/dam/newsroom/files/Town_ETR_Report.pdf
Kathy Gledhill November 08, 2012 at 04:51 PM
Please don't forget us on Standish Road! We need a new utility pole and then service reconnected. Wires dangling in street + children playing in street = potential disaster = unacceptable. Not to mention the potential hazards of falling in the dark, slipping on icy pavement, etc. If we had salt water in our circuit breakers which could cause a fire hazard on top of everything else, I might have more tolerance. But we don't. Everyone around us in our neighborhood has power, but we are forgotten because we are set back off the main road and down a hill where we are not visible, especially when our area is dark. This is completely unacceptable. And for those who think I am insensitive, then you do not know me and whom I am helping even without power in my house. We are grateful to all the workers who are trying to get this situation corrected. But, honestly, there is going to be a revolt soon if this situation isn't solved soon. The Mayor needs to provide answers on why this problem persists, why the schools aren't open yet, and how the school board plans to handle all this missed school.
M November 08, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Rosslyn Court has had nothing done...very frustrating.
LS Resident November 08, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Also no power at RBR. Guess there is no urgency to getting the school up an running.
Dentss Dunnagun November 08, 2012 at 06:29 PM
now don't get me wrong but LS point road is always the first to lose power and the last to get it back Hurricane Ireane saw us without power for over 15 days ,the storm Of 92' over three weeks .....I guess we've become used to our second class status with our power ...just because our taxes are more than 3 times the average gives us no quarter ....but we accept what is delt us and don't whine about it .
Beth November 08, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Looks like they updated the spreadsheet to show everyone back up by tmrw...we shall see I guess!!
Don November 08, 2012 at 07:42 PM
I too like everyone else is frustrated not having power for 10 days so far. I know the Mayor has been in constant contact with JCP&L. I do believe at some point an investigation has to take place to see why it took so long for all residents of Little Silver to receive power. With that said, I took a ride to Union Beach yesterday and saw the devastation. I have had no power for 10 days in Little Silver but I do have a home. Those in Union Beach, Keansburg, etc were pretty much wiped out. I feel lucky. I hate the cold and no hot water like everyone else. Let an investigation begin but also feel lucky that you are alive and have a home to go to.
Michael Fissell November 08, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Don, this was more about not getting information (timely & accurate) than being frustrated by not having power. I'm sure all of us who have posted here have a great deal of sympathy for those who lost more than us. This started out as a rant against not getting accurate and up to date information and somehow delved into an us against them which was probably anyone's intention. There is a new post by the Mayor. Let close this chapter and move onto that one.
michael November 09, 2012 at 12:46 AM
tlfkelly you are correct! All Dpw and others working hard like other towns but what Kathy seems to miss is the bringing in of outside resources which other towns did. This shows lack of leadeship and control of a situation
michael November 09, 2012 at 12:55 AM
you sure you live in Little Silver????
TlfKell November 09, 2012 at 01:24 AM
Amen!!!
Dentss Dunnagun November 09, 2012 at 04:21 PM
With a little planning and sacrifice you wouldn't be without power ...think about the story about tha ant and th grasshopper ....If people had put in NG or prophane generators in their homes they would not be without heat or electricty ...your kid would be proud of your self relience .....read AynRand and leard a thing ot two about not having to rely on governmant .....
Michael Fissell November 09, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Dentss, I hope you're being sarcastic. Those things are expensive. A small system natural gas system that automatically cuts in on loss of power was quoted to my sister at $1600. I have a gasoline generator that cost $300 5 years ago and does the same thing. Alas, a little noisier. So I shut it down about 10pm so I and the neighbors can get some sleep.
Dentss Dunnagun November 09, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Michael ...no I wasn't.. it just depends upon your priorities my is making sure my family is safe as I can make it ....relying on others to supply my energy I learned long ago is foolish same with the police keeping you safe in your home .people will come to understand that relying on the gov't or other agencies is just what our government wants people dependent on them ...what a great way to control the masses .think od a generator as a investment .....in your family
Jo-Ann November 10, 2012 at 01:18 AM
Confusing how power is turned on and you begin to think you have been overlooked. We continuel to check our office at 34 Sycamore Ave. , Sycamore Commons Condo Association. At 7 PM this evening we have found that Building #3 got power at 7 AM however buildings #1 and #2 no power. We found that the RR station and their parking lights on, the townhouses behind us on, Builders General on, Soverign Bank on, Ayers Lane on, all of Sycamore Ave. on,. We are the only two buildings in area no power, did they forget to turn switch on? reported again to JCP & L and Mayor to please check this out, not making any sense and we need to be up and running after two weeks. Clients and patients of these professional buildings are in need of our services.
Susie November 10, 2012 at 01:41 AM
That is so true I have not seen one truck and I live on Willow and everyone else around me is up, lets go people lets see some workers and get on it!!!!!!!!!!! It is sick, and I am cold and DONE With this crap!

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