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Montville Power Outages: Is Your Street On This List?

JCP&L provides township with list of areas still affected by Tropical Storm Sandy.

Only about 25 percent of Montville Township remained without power Wednesday, according to Mayor Tim Braden. But despite JCP&L linemen continuing to work in the township, many residents who are still in the dark feel alone.

Some residents told Montville Patch that they did not fear losing power during Wednesday's storm because they still had not seen it restored since Tropical Storm Sandy made landfall Oct. 29.

"Not afraid to lose power since we haven't gotten it back yet. Day 9, and now the [JCP&L] website days [sic] Sunday! Are u kidding me," Megan Ob said on the Montville Patch Facebook page.

Another reader, Sharon Hollfelder, said she hoped to have a few hours with power to heat up her home before the storm.

"This is way too long to go without power. I never see any power trucks around either!" she said.

On Tuesday, Braden said the outage restoration numbers from JCP&L have been "grossly inaccurate." But Ron Morano, a spokesman for the company, said, "The information that we provide is based on estimates."

Up until about 8 p.m. Tuesday, the William Mason School remained without power as well. But Braden said when power was restored, district employees were able to get the building up and running for school to resume Wednesday after more than a week of closings.

JCP&L provided an updated list of outages throughout Montville that was posted on the township website Wednesday. The list includes only the homes JCP&L are aware remain without power and township officials encourage residents who are not on the list but do not have power to call JCP&L and inform them of the outage. JCP&L's outage center can be reached at (888) 544-4877.

See the JCP&L list of outages in Montville here.

Are you still without power? Tell us where in the comments.

Marsha November 08, 2012 at 07:24 PM
I am extremely disappointed in JCP&L and their responsiveness during and following the Hurricane. The way they have established priorities and responded to outages has not been visible to their customers and communication has failed miserably. We have not had any communication from JCP&L since we lost power 11 days ago. If my company treated our customers like this, we would be out of business. I have been a JCP&L customer for well 25 years and feel as though I have been abandoned by them. My street (Demoray Ct.) is not on the list despite the daily calls I have made into the 800 #. Finally, my husband got through and was told the standard answer of Sunday by 11:59pm. What is our recourse if this date is pushed out further???????
Sean Gallagher November 08, 2012 at 07:48 PM
Lancaster Ave. is not listed
Jim Dyer November 08, 2012 at 08:01 PM
Why do I need to look at the list? I know for a fact I have no power.
Patricia Plishka November 08, 2012 at 08:25 PM
@ Marsha...Pay your bill as many days late as you were out of power...Money is power!
Patricia Plishka November 08, 2012 at 08:29 PM
http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2012/11/jcpl_says_dont_believe_everyth.html
Barbara Sanders November 08, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Barbara of Brook Valley I'll be darned! I called JCP&L three times during the last 10 days to report the outage on Brook Valley Rd. Each time I was told they had the report on record and it would be handled. Today Day 10--and you guessed it! NO POWER! I checked the listing of outages and Brook Valley is NOT even on the list. What the heck!!!
Barbara Sanders November 08, 2012 at 08:32 PM
3:31 pm on Thursday, November 8, 2012 Barbara of Brook Valley I'll be darned! I called JCP&L three times during the last 10 days to report the outage on Brook Valley Rd. Each time I was told they had the report on record and it would be handled. Today Day 10--and you guessed it! NO POWER! I checked the listing of outages and Brook Valley is NOT even on the list. What the heck!!!
Hypothermic In NJ November 08, 2012 at 08:39 PM
I have called JCP&L few times after hearing we need to continue to let them know about our outage. Each time I was explained the outage has been recorded as of Monday, 10/29. Our crews are working as fast as they can and they don't have a list of each street being restored. Now looking at the list provided by Montville, my street is not on it. - Van Duyne CT, Jarombeck, Hollbrook Ct.
Ana Lopez November 08, 2012 at 08:41 PM
Ana L. Douglas Drive in Towaco is still without power and our road is not even listed. It is now 11 days and still no power. No one is giving us the right information. This is not fair. There are lines down on our road and we see no utility trucks working there. When are we going to get our power back?
Patricia Plishka November 08, 2012 at 08:44 PM
http://www.change.org/petitions/governor-chris-christie-and-jcp-l-remove-jcp-l-from-service-in-new-jersey
Patricia Plishka November 08, 2012 at 09:10 PM
START CALLING PEOPLE! THESE ARE NUMBERS COLLECTED FROM GOOGLE SEARCH OF COPORATE DIRECT DIAL NUMBERS TO FIRST ENERGY EXECUTIVES! CALL EVERYONE AT FIRST ENERGY AND TELL THEM WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH!! 330-384-5808 330-384-5500 330-384-5100 330-384-4901 330-384-3859 330-384-4580 330-384-5814 330-384-5022 330-384-5742 330-384-5375 330-384-5821 330-384-2454 330-384-5022 330-384-5806 330-384-5247 330-384-4580
Micster November 08, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Yes - the frustration level is really starting to get to me. First the lights go out, OK it's a massive storm - that's expected. Second, we hear that non-union workers are not welcome at JCP&L. Now it turns out that Towaco and Valhalla, are the equivalent of JCP&L no go zones, and finally it turns out that the number of Montville residents without power went up while Lincoln Park and Towaco seem to have dropped by 50%. The Wayne petition to disenfranchise JCP&L seems like a very good one at this stage. This is the third time in 2 years that we have been out for a week or more. Totally unacceptable!
Joe G November 08, 2012 at 09:31 PM
I would also let your state legislators know your frustration. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/
Patricia Plishka November 08, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Just to let you know, the non-union worker not being welcome is false. Like I keep saying, money talks. Pay your bill late!!
Patricia Plishka November 08, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Just sent an email to all three! Don't expect too much...
Megan November 08, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Honestly, the mayors of Lincoln park and pompton plains complained to our governor and the next day, workers are all over there towns. Which is great for them! We need our mayor to do the same. I can appreciate that he is frustrated but he needs to pick up the phone and call Christie!
Patricia Plishka November 08, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Are those mayorships full time positions? You know, like their real jobs? Just wondering...
Tom Hudacko November 09, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Cheryl Rd, Brittany Rd, Demoray, and Flanders residents NEED TO READ THIS... If you live on one of the streets mentioned and may have seen power for a short time on Thursday 11/1, like we did, you are one of the 70 homes that JCP&L told me are on the circuit that now has an "Underground Cable Fault". How do I know? I've lived on Brittany for 21 years and have seen and heard the "circuit breaker" on the pole between 47 and 49 Brittany Rd fail. I also spent about 30 minutes on the phone w JCP&L yesterday and they confirmed the Underground Cable Fault. Don't believe me? Stop by the pole between 47 and 49 Brittany and check out the Yellow Tag on the pole with "FAULT" written in black marker. If you think we will get Brittany Rd dug up before everyone else gets wires hung, think again. Time to start calling anyone and everyone about "OUR" JCP&L problem. Remember the Gov is up for re-election next year!
Tom Hudacko November 09, 2012 at 01:26 AM
Cheryl Rd, Brittany Rd, Demoray, and Flanders residents NEED TO READ THIS... If you live on one of the streets mentioned and may have seen power for a short time on Thursday 11/1, like we did, you are one of the 70 homes that JCP&L told me are on the circuit that now has an "Underground Cable Fault". How do I know? I've lived on Brittany for 21 years and have seen and heard the "circuit breaker" on the pole between 47 and 49 Brittany Rd fail. I also spent about 30 minutes on the phone w JCP&L yesterday and they confirmed the Underground Cable Fault. Don't believe me? Stop by the pole between 47 and 49 Brittany and check out the Yellow Tag on the pole with "FAULT" written in black marker. If you think we will get Brittany Rd dug up before everyone else gets wires hung, think again. Time to start calling anyone and everyone about "OUR" JCP&L problem. Remember the Gov is up for re-election next year!
Tom Hudacko November 09, 2012 at 01:27 AM
Cheryl Rd, Brittany Rd, Demoray, and Flanders residents NEED TO READ THIS... If you live on one of the streets mentioned and may have seen power for a short time on Thursday 11/1, like we did, you are one of the 70 homes that JCP&L told me are on the circuit that now has an "Underground Cable Fault". How do I know? I've lived on Brittany for 21 years and have seen and heard the "circuit breaker" on the pole between 47 and 49 Brittany Rd fail. I also spent about 30 minutes on the phone w JCP&L yesterday and they confirmed the Underground Cable Fault. Don't believe me? Stop by the pole between 47 and 49 Brittany and check out the Yellow Tag on the pole with "FAULT" written in black marker. If you think we will get Brittany Rd dug up before everyone else gets wires hung, think again. Time to start calling anyone and everyone about "OUR" JCP&L problem. Remember the Gov is up for re-election next year!
Tom Hudacko November 09, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Cheryl Rd, Brittany Rd, Demoray, and Flanders residents NEED TO READ THIS... If you live on one of the streets mentioned and may have seen power for a short time on Thursday 11/1, like we did, you are one of the 70 homes that JCP&L told me are on the circuit that now has an "Underground Cable Fault". How do I know? I've lived on Brittany for 21 years and have seen and heard the "circuit breaker" on the pole between 47 and 49 Brittany Rd fail. I also spent about 30 minutes on the phone w JCP&L yesterday and they confirmed the Underground Cable Fault. Don't believe me? Stop by the pole between 47 and 49 Brittany and check out the Yellow Tag on the pole with "FAULT" written in black marker. If you think we will get Brittany Rd dug up before everyone else gets wires hung, think again. Time to start calling anyone and everyone about "OUR" JCP&L problem. Remember the Gov is up for re-election next year!
SS November 09, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Saw repair trucks on passaic valley rd this evening.....hoping to get power back by tomorrow!!!!
Sharon November 09, 2012 at 03:27 AM
What did our Montville mayor do?
Patricia Plishka November 09, 2012 at 03:48 AM
So, this is the best...came home from work about 5:45, up Waughaw Rd,saw a Ohio Energy pickup truck blocking the road. Pulled up along side and asked, "so you think we gonna get power anytime soon?" He looks at me patheticLly and says, "Eventually." How insensitive and outrageous! Bastard!
michelle soares November 09, 2012 at 12:05 PM
Forest Pl, Forest Hill and Redding all are with neither power NOR water. not just hot water, but NO water at all, since we all use well water and need electricity to run the pumps. I"m spending way too much on hotels and now with school re-opening cannot even do that, unless I choose to leave my job early everyday to ferry my kids to a hotel in another town.. that's not practical either! They have gone from giving bogus estimates to none at all.
Vera November 09, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Douglas Drive wasn't on the infamous JCP&L list either. It could be that this is the work product of someone with really poor EXCEL skills. On the other hand it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that if you under report the total number of outages (aka missing most of Towaco in Montville Twp) then the percent of customers whose power has been restored looks more favorable than it really is. You have to wonder why the township officials allowed this list to be posted on the township website knowing that sections of the township were missing.
Patricia Plishka November 09, 2012 at 06:08 PM
JCP&L seems not to realize that Towaco is a different zipcode from Montville....
Vera November 09, 2012 at 10:52 PM
I seriously doubt that there will be enough room for everyone at the special town meeting on Saturday. With all of the homes that are without power in Towaco I would imagine the crowd would be wrapped around the building. Somebody should get the media there.
Gladys/Al NEMIROW November 11, 2012 at 04:20 AM
ANOTHER LACK OF COMMUNICATION, WE HAD NO IDEA RE;TOWN MEETING ,WHEN &WHERE WAS THIS ANNOUNCED? WE DO NEED THIS,MEETING TO OCCUR, SOON,! &EVERY TAXPAYING CITIZEN NEEDS TO BE INFORMED PRIOR TO IT'S OCCURENCE! MAYOR , ENTIRE TWSP. COMM. ,SENIOR REP. FROM JCPL &GOV. REPRESENTATIVE MUST BE IN ATTENDENCE TO ASSURE A FUTURE CHANGE ,TO ASSURE A NON REPEAT EVER AGAIN
Suzanne Linda November 12, 2012 at 01:18 AM
My Dad lives on SALTER DRIVE (IN BACK OF MONTVILLE H.S.), I Have been checking on him a few times a week. The Street is SALTER DRIVE. It is OFF PASSAIC VALLEY ROAD, Montville. When I Drove there again on Friday, November 9th, He STILL had no power. Also Gaines Road, Foremost mountain Road, Salter Drive, ALL are off Passaic Valley Road, Which is Off Changebridge Road, Montville. I Feel Very Badly for Everyone there. And You Would NEVER imagine That something like this would be happening in Montville, and for So long!!! And Yes, SALTER DRIVE HAS NO POWER, and WAS NEVER MENTIONED on Any LIST I SAW..... Good Luck to Everyone in Montville!!!!!

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