Some Power Restored in Montville

Mayor said JCP&L technicians are working 'as hard as they can.'

Some Montville residents had power restored Thursday night, according to Mayor Tim Braden.

Residents in the Changebridge Road corridor, south of the Community Park to Route 46, saw power restored around 6 p.m. Thursday. Braden said residents should know that JCP&L technicians have been working more than 16-hour days to restore power in the township.

"They're working as hard as they can," he said. 

Braden said JCP&L is focused on restoring power to main roads first, then secondary roads will follow. All residents in the smaller roads should continue to expect power to be out for between 7 and 10 days from Monday.

"They're not going to do individual homes until the very last thing," Braden said.

If residents have damage electric lines, Braden said they should first call a private electrician.

"If people have damage to their electric services, they're going to need to get electricians to do the repairs," he said.

As for the township's schools, Braden said three of the buildings had power restored, including Montville Township High School. Whether or not school will resume Monday depends on if all buildings have power and will likely not be determined until Sunday. 

"It depends on the power and the safe conditions," he said.

Whether or not conditions are safe enough will also determine if the township hosts trick-or-treating on Monday, as recommended by Gov. Chris Christie.

"That will be a call by our [Office of Emergency Management], if they feel that the roads are safe," Braden said.

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Sally Novak November 02, 2012 at 03:20 PM
waiting for power in Lake Valhalla!
mahmudul khan November 03, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Heritage court has it when will Washington Ct. get theirs?
andrea r wachtel November 03, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Passaic Valley is a main road and still no power!! Not one truck has even come here...
Maxim Sapozhnikov November 03, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Montville Chase has power - except 5 buildings on on Davenport Rd.
Dina McGuire November 05, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Was there a power outage or a fallen trees on Karen Road, Pine Brook, especially starting from Tuesday? I am trying to contact a relative from Karen Road.
Megan November 05, 2012 at 12:48 PM
I am new to montville and am surprised that the power goes out so much. (Based on what folks are posting). This is supposed to be one if the best towns to live in. Also, I do think that the town should hear from the mayor, even if it just posting things on the patch. 7 days and no power for a non shore community is not right. I think people want/ deserve information. I think people want to know why it's taking do long to fix? Not enough crews or is it more than that. I plan to go to the town meetings, Mr. Mayor please give us your thoughts. Thank you


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