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Power in Springfield Almost Completely Restored, Just Two Houses Left without Power

Trucks at Waverly substation Credits: Ellen Dickson
At the Workshop Meeting Township Administrator Shehady announced that only two houses remained without power and congratulated all on a job well done Credits: Ellen Dickson

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - As of 9:00 p.m. Monday, JCP&L was reporting 294 of its 1,115,970 customers were without power.  According to Township Administrator Ziad Shehady, two of those were in Springfield, where JCP&L has 7,462 customers.  In all of Union County there are still 18 outages on a total customer base of  27,288.  All matters are expected to be resolved late Monday evening.

For Union County, the peak exceeded 12,500 and for Springfield the peak was about 5,000 outages and over two thirds of the township.

Here are some of things highlighted in a JCP&L press release.  
  • Restoring more than 500,000 customers out of a total of 523,000 customers affected by the two storm events.
  • More than 3,100 line workers and 6,200 workers overall continue working on the restoration effort.
  • Replacing more than 700 poles and 1,800 spans of wire.
  • Setting up four staging sites in Essex, Hunterdon, Morris, and Sussex counties to handle the influx of outside workers.
  • Opening more than 2,300 roads closed by downed trees and wires.
  • Using helicopters and aerial drones to conduct inspections of JCP&L's transmission and distribution systems, especially in hard to access areas.
  • Clearing thousands of trees that fell into electrical equipment.

According to their Facebook page, "Crews have replaced nearly 51 miles of wire and more than 750 poles, and cleared trees at more than 5,400 locations."


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