Some Howell residents have been without power since Hurricane Sandy hit last week while others were left in the dark after that storm and then again by Wednesday's snow.
According to an email from the Mayor and Council the administration expects the township to be largely back on the power grid by Saturday night. While the bulk of residents should have their power back, "there will be some residents remaining without power due to individual damage to dwellings."
On Friday night there were still 2,651 outages reported in the township but the administration hopes to see those numbers greatly reduced this time tomorrow. "We understand that this is a trying time for everyone who continues to be without power," the email said. "There is no justification for what nature has bestowed on us. We are doing everything in our power to have electricity restored to everyone."
Once power is restored the Mayor and Council said there are still some steps residents may need to take. If the electrical service has been damaged the residents need to call an electrician and not the utility. "JCP&L will not re-energize the dwelling service until it has been properly repaired and inspected," the email said.
While residents are cleaning from both storms the township's recycling center will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. every day for brush and leaf drop off.