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Friday's Storm Update Shows Fewer Outages

Work to continue on power in Howell

As the week ends in Howell the administration sent out an update on Friday morning with more information about the power situation in the township. 

For those driving through Howell there are still several lights that are out of commission including Stanley Blvd., Georgia Tavern Road and East 5th Street. The number of road closures has also decreased since yesterday but the township said Route 547 is still closed between Oak Glen road and Victory Road and Southard Ave. is closed from Route 524A and Manassa Road. The administration said at this time Victory Road is "passable."

The latest map from JCP&L shows 3,749 outages in Howell, which is an improvement from the more than 5000 outages which were reported just last night. "We are aggressively dealing with JCP&L to get specific information regarding outages and estimated times," an email from the township said. 

Residents are not the only ones struggling with outages on Friday morning. The email from the township said the phone lines and mail at the new Municipal Building are "not in service," either.

Ron C November 09, 2012 at 03:29 PM
How is there only 3700 when virutally all of Aldrich Road is out? Or are they lumping us in with Jackson?
Scott Hadley November 09, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Same here...we are all out of power along Five Points Road. Are we being counted as part of Freehold? Sae TECO (Tampa) truck earlier on patrol and they assumed we had power because the Rye 33 traffic light was working!!!
drpp November 09, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Five points still doesn't have power?
s November 09, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Who are they kidding. Lost cable yesterday, but lights are on. Light at 9 and Aldrich Rd out again, and all stores in aldrich plaza without power. Went to work this morning, all lights on 9 from Aldrich up to Twin Pond Farms out. More cones across Rt 9 entrances. What the hell is going on here?
tom November 09, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Still no power in oak glenn dev. And what is going to happen with all the trees that are atcked up along the streets
Stephanie Portera November 09, 2012 at 04:28 PM
How about the majority of woodstone has power, and candle wood that I right behind us also has power. The development of oak glen which is next to us has power, but the houses on Berkshire drive don't. Should we assume that JCP&L think we have power. Called them numerous times and they don't have an explanation for it. Seriously someone needs to figure this out my thermostat reads 58 degrees!!!
tom November 09, 2012 at 04:54 PM
@stephanie oak glenn does not have power
salim benmahidi November 09, 2012 at 04:56 PM
It's a joke aldrich rd till Jackson is out since .that's a shame.get ride of woods pole and implant steel ones and problem resolved
Stephanie Portera November 09, 2012 at 05:00 PM
@ Tom my sons friend lives in that development and he said he got power back yesterday. Guess it wasn't the whole development
Jane November 09, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Seriously, recheck that website becasue the number is going in the wrong direction! 3666 at 8am and now back up to 5124 on their website. Nice work JCP&L
s November 09, 2012 at 05:41 PM
After Aldrich Plaza lost power again yesterday, cable went out in Candlewood. Took a day and on hold for 40 mins at a time to finally get a live person. They don't know why it is out, only that there is an outage. I think they are full of crap! Seems to me, JCP&L screwed something up that damaged the cable wires. We have power but no cable now!
s November 09, 2012 at 05:45 PM
The Governor says all will be repaired by Sunday. I suggest everyone start calling his office rather than JCP&L!
Kerri November 09, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Oak Glen totally out with the exception for a few houses in the middle of Starlight and lower end of Princeton. They never lost even with Sandy. Can we all get on that grid?
Scott Hadley November 09, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Just got power nack in the Five Points Road area!!!
Scott Hadley November 09, 2012 at 08:08 PM
However, no internet or phone service thriugh cablevision...
Laura November 09, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Moroz Street STILL without power. No water, no heat, no cooking, etc. thermostat went down to 55!
Jane November 09, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Now the JCPL site says 43% of those without power in Howell will be restored by Sunday! So much for their Saturday prediction
Tamara P November 09, 2012 at 11:16 PM
I'm pretty sure they are deleting outage reports. Checked this morning and they didn't have the one I put in listed anymore so i resubmitted it.
John November 10, 2012 at 04:18 PM
As of 5:00 am this morning still no power on Berkshire Drive and T-stat reads 57. Hopefully, when I return from work this evening I'll be pleasantly surprised. I know this is a difficult time but at least most of us in Howell still have our homes. My heart goes out to the people less fortunate. Bundle Up, read a book or play some games with the family. This too will pass! :-)
Bob November 11, 2012 at 11:31 AM
Did you get power back yet?
Bob November 11, 2012 at 11:35 AM
I also live on Berkshire dr. No power since snow storm but the rest in Woodstone does?
John November 11, 2012 at 11:56 AM
No power on 15 or for that matter all of Berkshire Drive. JCP&L states only 421 in Howell without power from their website this morning. Maybe by tonight fingers crossed!
Bob November 11, 2012 at 12:05 PM
Thanks for the update John.When it does come up please leave a comment..Ty
John November 11, 2012 at 12:32 PM
You're Welcome Bob. Will do. On the plus side, today it's expected to be unseasonably warm.
John November 11, 2012 at 02:12 PM
http://outages.firstenergycorp.com/nj_m.html Only 352 more to go. To think, 25% of the total is Berkshire Drive. Luck of the draw. Huh? Almost there.
John November 11, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Go figure, all the one percenters live on Berkshire Drive. Levity. ;-)
Bob November 11, 2012 at 02:47 PM
The homes on Berkshire will probably be the last street in Howell to get power knowing our luck.Plus kids have school on Monday.
John November 11, 2012 at 03:56 PM
10:50 am and power is restored at 15 Berkshire Drive! Thank You JCP&L and the entire repair crew.
Bob November 11, 2012 at 04:32 PM
John.Thanks again,On my way home.

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