NEWTON, NJ -Power outages continue for 1,107 Newton residents according to JCP&L That number represents 29 percent of the customers in the township.  According to JCP&L power is anticipated to be restored by Wednesday, March 7.

Newton’s Office of Emergency Management announce they have opened a warming station for Newton residents without power.  The Firehouse No 1 on Mill Street will be open as needed.

In Sussex County 23,067 people, or 40 percent of customers are still without power, second only to Hunterdon County with 43 percent of the customers in the dark, according to JCP&L

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Their 5:30 p.m. update reports as of this evening JCP&L has completed 462 road opening projects across its service area.  Damaged equipment includes more than 200 poles and over 1,000 spans of downed wire along with hundreds of trees. 

JCP&L is offering free ice and water to customers without power.  They can get vouchers at:

  • Shop Rite in Newton, Franklin, Byram, Netcong, Succasunna, Flanders and Wharton,
  • Acme in Jefferson, Vernon, North Sussex, Randolph
  • Weis Markets in Newton and Franklin

JCP&L reminds people to stay away from downed power lines, always assume they are live and to report them to JCP&L, police or fire departments.