MONTVILLE, NJ - Weather-related power problems caused power outages for many customers of JCP&L and PSE&G in New Jersey on Friday morning. JCP&L had the larger total number of outages, with several being reported in Montville Township.
The largest number of JCP&L outages were in Morris County and Sussex County. Morris had 6,127 customers out of 200,385 without power and Sussex had 4,070 out of 57,505 without power. Mount Olive in Morris had the most outages with 2,612 out of 12,178 customers. In Sussex, the most outages were in Stanhope Borough with 1,515 out of 1,684 without power and Byram Township with 1,112 of 3,533 without power.
JCP&L serves 1,112,995 customers in NJ. As of 10:10 a.m. Friday morning 12,408 were affected by a power outage according to the website.
In Union County, 765 of the 27,288 customers were without power. In Union County, there were fewer than five outages in Springfield where JCP&L has a customer base of 7,453. Berkeley Heights was the Union County town hit hardest with 764 or 4,904 customers without power.
According to the PSG&E website, there were many outages in Union County. Towns most affected appear to be Cranford, Scotch Plains and Mountainside with a combined number of customer affected exceeding 2,500.