Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Transformers to blame for outage affecting more than 400
Hundreds of residents are without power in Little Silver in a widespread outage affecting Red Bank and Fair Haven as well. Red Bank Police Capt. Darren McConnell said several transformers blew when today's storm rolled in but JCP&L is already on scene. Utility trucks were witnessed in the area of Prospect Avenue and Harding Road, in and around the borough's borders with Little Silver and Fair Haven. The captain and JCP&L had no estimate as to when power may be restored but he did not anticipate the outage lasting well into the evening. There are a reported 438 customers without power in Little Silver. Almost 700 residents are without power in Red Bank and 382 in Fair Haven, as of 4:30 p.m. JCP&L does not report any outages in Oceanport. …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Turning the lights back on in one Oceanport neighborhood brought locals and out-of-state power workers together for one night.
When the power went out again on Friday, we weren't worried. We'd already lived through more than 10 days without power and had thawed quite a bit in the 48 hours of electricity we had just enjoyed. But what gave us hope that we could endure another cold night wasn't our fireplace or our camping equipment, but a crew of guys from the West Coast, hanging from the telephone poles on our street. "We're not leaving until it's back up," said Kurk Shriver of the Oregon-based Bonneville Power Administration, which flew crews and trucks here via the Air Force. He was chatting with Marianne, our neighbor, who was still in the dark and cold. In his warm soft spoken demeanor, Shriver promised Marianne that by the evening she would be turning up the …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Workers say if all goes well, the 60 some houses without power here could be restored by noon.
Alabama Power workers arrived at Gooseneck Point in Oceanport at about 9 a.m. Wednesday. The electricians have their work cut out for them as several lines are down and a pole needs to be replaced. They will work through a cold north wind that continues to increase. Workers told Patch that they will stay until the weather pushes them out, but hope to have the job done by noon. Like many residents in the borough, Gooseneck Point and Shore Road have been without power for more than a week since Sandy tore through, destroying several homes and severely damaging others.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Main Street could get power tonight, electricians say.
We join resident Oceanport resident Holly Miller in rejoicing over this: Right by the corner of Main Street and Oceanport Avenue. Very nice gentleman from Georgia said, if all goes well, they hope to have Main St. on by dark. He couldn't tell me about anyplace else unfortunately. I thanked them for coming all this way to help us out :-) Click here to read more about how crews are working in our area to restore power.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Crews are quickly filling the city being staged at Monmouth Park and more lights are coming on every day. But, what about your house?
You've seen the crews pouring into Monmouth Park with license plates from all over the US. And you've seen the lights come on at your neighbor's house. So why is it taking so long to get your bulbs lit? One answer could be New Jersey's strict rules. "It's your regulations that are hurting you," said lineman John Friman of Texas based energy company, Oncor. "We can't run a line across a parking lot with out police being there. Every state is different, but it's the regulations you have here that are hurting you. We could have had this job done already." Friman and the crew he works with travel the country when disaster strikes and stay until the lights come back on. He's been in the business for 34 years, but never worked in New Jersey, and…
Friday, November 2, 2012
If you are out of your home because of the power outage, call JCP&L.
Though it still defies logic, JCPL still want to hear from you directly that your power is out. When you call, follow instructions for reporting an outage and give the mobile number you are using right now. That way, officials say, if you are staying somewhere other than home, JCPL can alert you when the lights come back on. JCP&L: (888) 544-4877 a.k.a (888) LIGHTSS You can also use this link: JCP&L Oceanport Mayor Michael Mahon told residents at Thursday's council meeting that according to JCPL's system there are only 194 homes without power in Oceanport. The reality is 1,200 homes without electricity, he said. Mahon said he has spoken to JCP&L and told the company that it can't rely on this reporting system and to keep crews working. …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Howell, Tinton Falls and Freehold Township hit hardest following storm.
Heavy winds downed wires across Monmouth County during Thursday’s severe thunderstorm. More than 9,000 residents lost power Thursday night, according Jersey Central Power & Light’s outage map. By Friday at 9 a.m., power was restored to all but about 800 households. As with the last summer storm to strike the area, Western Monmouth County was hardest hit. More than 2,300 Howell residents were in the dark Thursday night. Some 1,300 outages were reported in Freehold Township and 951 in Marlboro. JCP&L reported 482 customers without service in Millstone. By Friday morning, power had been restored to all but 159 Millstone residents, 25 in Freehold, 20 in Marlboro and less than five in Howell. Other parts of the county did not escape unscathed. …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Freehold was hardest hit after storm, with over 14,000 customers in the dark.
A severe thunderstorm may have brought relief from high temperatures, but it also left thousands without power in Monmouth County Saturday evening. Over 40,000 customers had lost power by 10 p.m., according to Jersey Central Power & Light. By Sunday at 8 a.m., over 8,500 in Monmouth County remained in the dark. Freehold was the worst hit, with over 9,900 without power in Freehold Township and over 4,100 in Freehold Borough on Saturday night. By Sunday morning, over 3,000 Freehold Township customers and over 600 in Freehold Borough remained without service. Neighboring Howell Township had over 8,600 customers in the dark and Manalapan Township had over 3,000. By Sunday morning, all but 59 people in Howell and 102 in Manalapan had had their …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Show your driver's license and JCP&L bill at participating retailers.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
JCP&L customers without power can bring their ID and bill to any of the following retailers to receive $5 worth of ice or water for free: Acme Supermarket, 576 River Road, Fair Haven Acme Supermarket, 3241 Route 9, Freehold Acme Supermarket, 616 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft Acme Supermarket, Main Street & Route 71, Manasquan Acme Supermarket, 180 Shrewsbury Ave., Shrewsbury Food Circus, 1560 Route 35, Oakhurst Food Circus, 426 Route 36 and Wilson Avenue, Port Monmouth Food Circus, 362 Broad St., Red Bank Food Circus, 1732 Route 35 and 18th Avenue, Wall Township Food Circus, 1 Route 37, West, Toms River Norkus Foodtown, 597 Park Avenue, Freehold From the Borough of Little Silver: Please share this with friends and neighbors who may be …