SPRINGFIELD, NJ — A spree of power outages Tuesday morning led to hundreds of Springfield residents being temporarily left without electricity on multiple streets in town.
Power went out in Springfield just before the 11:00 a.m. hour, with JCP&L crews dispatched to areas up and down Mountain Avenue as well as other secondary and tertiary streets in town.
By 11:45 a.m., the live JCP&L outage map showed that most of the incident reports had been addressed, as the final sites being worked on by crews were Fadem and Diamond Roads, as well as another crew near Route 22. A previous power outage at the end of last month, which also occurred on an otherwise unremarkable sunny Fall morning, had originated from Fadem and Diamond Roads.
A call to JCP&L spokesperson Cliff Cole was returned, and he said that the company was still in the process of investigating the outages, and that further information would be released when it was collected.
For Springfield residents, the disruption was quick but unwelcome, and led to an upheaval in their regular routines.
"The power outage interrupted a meeting I was participating in on MS teams, said Marc Krauss, a Springfield resident who has been teleworking since the start of the pandemic in March. "I expect outages during inclement weather, but not on a beautiful Fall day."
This is a breaking news story. TAPinto Springfield will continue to update it as more information becomes available.