SUMMIT, NJ - Despite efforts that have narrowed the number of outages dramatically since Tropical Storm Isaias hit Summit on August 4, more than 15 percent of Summit's Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) customers remain without power as of 2 a.m. on August 9.
There are still currently 1,420 Hilltop City customers in the dark -- the most of any Union County town noted on the JCP&L outage map -- out of the 9,267 total JCP&L Summit customers.
According to the City of Summit, JCP&L was to have restored power at some point on August 7 to the following streets: Argyle Ct., Baltusrol Pl., Baltusrol Rd., Cedric Rd., Dogwood Dr., Doremus St., Edgewood Dr., Edgewood Rd., Elm Pl., Elm St., Essex Rd., Fernwood Rd., Friar Tuck Cir., Glen Ave., Glendale Rd., Glenside Ave., Henry St., Hillcrest Ave., Hobart Ave., Hughes Pl., Lenox Rd., Londonderry Way, Magnolia Pl., Maple St., Montview Rd., New Providence Ave., Pearl St., Primrose Pl., Prospect Hill Ave., Ridgedale Ave., Robin Hood Rd., Rowan Rd., Sheffield Rd., Stiles Rd., Stockton Rd., Surrey Rd., Templar Way, Upper Overlook Rd., Valemont Rd., Van Dyke Pl., Wentworth Rd., Westminster Rd.
Global restoration time for all customers noted on the JCP&L website is August 11 at 11:30 p.m.
The City of Summit Fire Department (SFD) is alerting residents that, as power is restored in neighborhoods, they should use extreme caution around fallen wires that may have been re-energized with electricity. According to the City of Summit, the SFD has received numerous calls about live wires in streets, and urges residents to stay away from wires on the ground that could cause serious injury if contact is made.