MORRISTOWN, NJ — Tropical Storm Isaias left thousands of Morris County residents in the dark. A day after the storm ripped through New Jersey, there are still over 122,000 residents without power.
As of Wednesday, August 5, Jersey Central Power & Light (JP&L) is reporting 122,505 Morris County customers (60.59%) affected by the storm. Some Morristown residents expressed frustration as they have been given no estimated restoration time and according to a JCP&L customer service representative, the outage map was "having difficulties".
Morris Township officials have acknowledged that JCP&L has not given any "Estimated Time of Restoration" information. Due to the massive number of outages, restroation will be a multi-day event, they said.
The National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures to climb into the high 80's today. The Township will be opening charging centers for residents at the Woodland Fire Company at 20 Dwyer Lane and the Fairchild Fire Company at 2 Burnham Road from 7am - 5pm. Residents are asked to bring their own charging devices and wear a mask.
Power continues to be out on Cromwell Drive, Washington Avenue, Wetmore Avenue, Franklin Street, Arrowhead Road, Hill Street, Colonial Drive, Fox Chase Lane, Oak Lane, South Street, Martin Luther King Avenue, Western Avenue, Locust Street, Center Avenue, James Street, Turtle Avenue, Woodland Avenue and Hilltop Circle.
Residents without power are encouraged to call JCP&L at 1-888-544-4877 or 1-800-662-3115.
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