Morris Township officials have released an updated list of when to expect power restoration on local streets, as JCP&L crews continue work to restore service after this weekend's snowstorm.
Some residents were entering a sixth day without power Thursday, though lights are back in much of the town. JCP&L's online outage map showed about 2,100 customers in the Morristown-area zip codes still without service Thursday morning. Another 200 remained without service in the areas covered by Morris Plains' zip code.
The updated list represents the latest information township officials had Thursday morning on when to expect restorations, based on communication with JCP&L. The list is included with this article, and can be viewed in the same module used to view pictures connected to this story.
"Please understand that the estimated restoration dates are estimates—they are not guaranteed," Morris Township Mayor H. Scott Rosenbush and Committeeman Dan Caffrey said in a statement distributed late Wednesday. "The situation remains fluid and can change based on the actual outage circumstances."
The updated list includes streets that were omitted ffrom an earlier version of the list. Rosenbush and Caffrey said they're aware that some restorations listed as expected in the earlier version didn't occur.
"JCP&L crews have been working in many sections of the Township yesterday and today to restore power as fast as they can," the officials said. "You may notice that today's list may show your street listed more than once and with different restoration dates. This is likely because the street is served by multiple circuits and the restoration of the entire street may not be done at one time. We know that some streets are still missing from the list and have addressed it with JCP&L."
They said Bradford Estates is still shown by the development name, and not by individual streets.
The current report does now indicate the number of customer outages per street, as the last version did.
"In many cases your street has power but you may not. The cause may be your service line (line from your house to the pole) is down," the officials said. "If you have a service line down please insure the service connector and or the meter has not been pulled from the house. If so you will need an electrician to reattach the connector and or meter to your house before JCP&L can connect the service line to the house."
The officials said they would continue to provide more information as it became available.
West Hanover Avenue and Sussex Avenue were both reopened to traffic Wednesday, Morris Township Police reported via the Nixle community alert system. The major roadways had been considered high priorities for the township, but reopening them proved an involved project, as crews worked to clean up several downed trees and utility lines.
They advised anyone with an emergency to dial 911.
Residents needing help can also dial 973-539-0777 for assistance.
Morris Township fire houses and the remain available for residents in need of warmth, or in need of a place to charge electronic equipment. The Collinsville and Mt. Kemble fire stations are open 24 hours a day. The Fairchild, Woodland and Hillside fire stations are open from 7 a.m. to 5 pm. The municipal building is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m."