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Tropical Storm Isaias leaves thousands without power in Northwest New Jersey

Thousands of people across Northwest New Jersey are still without power since Tuesday evening after the region took a hit from Tropical Storm Isaias.

As of 6:00 a.m., Aug. 5, more than 170,000 Jersey Central Power & Light customers in Northwest New Jersey are impacted by outages.

  • 12,405 in Warren County
  • 21,550 in Sussex County
  • 122,505 in Morris County
  • 18,575 in Hunterdon County

“We currently expect that this will be a multi-day restoration effort. As the weather calms down, crews will continue to assess damage in order to provide estimated restoration times, officials said.

As of mid-day on August 4, FirstEnergy utilities had secured more than 1,800 additional resources as part of their response to Tropical Storm Isaias. This includes personnel from its utilities that are not expected to be impacted by the storm.

JCP&L set up staging sites in Jackson Township, Oceanport and Livingston, N.J., and secured the following additional outside resources to help restore electricity to customers who lost power due to the storm:

  • Approximately 740 line workers
  • Approximately 725 forestry contractors
  • Approximately 270 hazard responders
  • Approximately 75 damage assessors
  • Approximately 30 support personnel

Met-Ed and Potomac Edison line crews are being assisted by contractors who are currently working on transmission and distribution projects across their service areas.

FirstEnergy continues to work closely with contractors and electric industry mutual assistance organizations to secure additional resources to assist with storm restoration efforts should they be needed.

If you’re without power, call Jersey Central Power and Light at 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877).

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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