100 Percent Still Without Power in Hopatcong
No power has been restored in Hopatcong since Tropical Storm Sandy took out the borough's electricity Monday night, police say.
Hopatcong is still 100 percent without power two days after Tropical Storm Sandy tore through New Jersey and knocked down numerous trees and wires all over the state, according to police.
JCP&L is still estimating power will be restored in 7-10 days.
Officer Robert Haffner said JCP&L is working in the borough on Wednesday to survey the transmission lines. He said JCP&L and the DPW continue to remove fallen trees and wires.
Haffner said the three major roadways Lakeside Boulevard, Maxim Drive, and River Styx Road remain closed.
He encourages residents to stay off the roads because the power lines and trees that are still down pose hazardous driving conditions.
Haffner said there were at least 8 reports of trees that fell on homes Monday night in Hopatcong, and about 50 poles that either snapped or broke.