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Morristown Area Nearly Fully Powered

Less than 50 JCP&L customers remain in the dark.

Full restoration was expected Sunday night—nearly two weeks after Tropical Storm Sandy—throughout Morris Township, Business Administrator Timothy Quinn said.

According to JCP&L's outage map, all of Morris Plains was restored, while less than five customers remained in the dark in Morris Township and 35 were without power in Morristown as of Sunday night at about 9:30 p.m.

Any customer without service is requested to call JCP&L outage number at 1-888-544-4877. Morris Township also asks you call 973-326-7360 so a municipal official will follow up with JCP&L.

If your electric service was pulled from your home and damaged you will need to apply for an electrical permit and have it inspected, according to a statement released by Quinn.

The permit will need to be filled out, signed and sealed by the licensed electrical contractor you hired.  Also, either you or your electrician needs to call JCP&L (1-800-662-3115) and request a DR number.  That DR number must be placed on the permit.  Once the inspection is made and approved the township will fax the information to JCP&L so they may connect your service line. Additional information can be obtained from the Construction Code office.

Individuals in all New Jersey counties are now eligible for federal disaster relief. New Jersey residents and small businesses in all 21 counties are now eligible for Individual Assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Small Business Administration.

Register by phone at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585 for those with hearing or speech impairments. Specialists are standing by at the toll-free numbers seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. You can also register at www.DisasterAssistance.gov

The Morris Township leaf collection crews have continued to remove the leaves from the streets and we will maintain this collection process along with the removal of fallen trees parts and branches. Before placing any material along the curb line, residents and contractors should follow the below guidelines:

 Acceptable Materials and Guidelines for Curbside Placement:

  • All materials must be placed along the curb line and not in the street.
  • Leaves, grass and plant vegetation only may be combined in a pile together.
  • Brush and tree parts six inches in diameter and smaller must be placed in a pile separate from other materials.  The length should measure no longer than six feet long. 

Unacceptable Materials:

  • Tree Parts & Tree Trunks Larger than Six (6) Inches in Diameter
  • Tree Stumps, Logs and Dirt 

NJ Transit Bus Service from Convent Railroad Station began Friday. The bus service will take commuters to Statue Cruise Lines ferries at Liberty State Park. The ferry service will go to Battery Park at the tip of Manhattan. Both the bus service and the ferry service will be free. Buses will operate from 5:30 to 9 a.m. for the morning rush, and from 4 to 8 p.m. for the return from Liberty State Park.

E. MacPherson November 12, 2012 at 11:20 AM
As of Monday morning not true -- big pocket in Chester Township without power. I am sure that there are more else where. Everyone is working hard, but JCP&L should not say that all is done when it is not.
sharon varnelas November 12, 2012 at 12:30 PM
JCPL is incorrect. As of Monday morning there are 8 of us in Morris Township in my neighborhood alone. It is not Tim Quinn's fault at all. I feel for him; you can only believe what JCPL is telling you, which we now know is not true.
Martatown November 13, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Is there a fee for the permit?? Other towns have waived the fee. Will Morris township do the right thing on this? I think that that would be a commendable approach.
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