Power Restored to Nearly 60 Percent of Montville
Mayor said township is expecting to have power fully restored within two weeks.
More Montville residents had their power restored Saturday as Mayor Tim Braden said JCP&L has projected about 60 percent of the township to be with power again.
Braden said many of the residents and business owners who remain without power still should expect to see it restored by Wednesday. For some, though, the wait could be longer.
"Most people should be up by Wednesday, but it may be a couple of weeks before everyone is back up," he said. "Our main focus is getting the rest of the schools back up."
As of Saturday, only Montville Township High School, Valley View and Cedar Hill Elementary Schools had power.
"Lazar has partial power but probably not enough to open," Braden said.
Whether or not the schools open to teachers and students on Monday depends on the power situation. In the meantime, the township has condensed its shelters for residents and Montville Township High School is now being used to host residents overnight, offering them hot showers and hot meals. The school also has Wi-Fi available to residents and the township has staffed social services professionals there to offer resources to residents in need.
Braden said residents have been utilizing the shelters and others have been stopping by to donate food. Donations are welcome and can be dropped off at the high school.
As for the gas situation in town, Braden said both the Montville Valero and Shell gas stations received gas supply Saturday morning but were depleted by the afternoon, even with the governor's mandated odd-even rationing. Braden said the township is hoping to get power restored to the area of Route 202 where the Exxon is located so that gas station can begin pumping gas as well.