UPDATE: Power Restored to Over 1,000 Knocked Out Wednesday
Outages occurred as crews pulled fuse to safely cut trees, police say.
The 1,203 customers in Hopatcong that JCP&L reported were without power Wednesday morning were restored by the afternoon, Mayor Sylvia Petillo said.
Hopatcong Police said on their Facebook page at about 10:15 a.m. that the outages occurred because a fuse was pulled at Squire and Durban Avenue so the crews could cut trees safely.
They said these outages may happen to other residents in the next couple of weeks.
"Residents can anticipate this happening in the next few weeks for the same reason in all areas," Lt. Thomas Kmetz wrote. "This will only happen during daylight hours and should only be for a limited time to get the trees cut."
They said no one from JCP&L warned officials that these outages were going to occur.
Residents reported having outages on Rutgers Way, Santa Fe Trail, and Brooklyn Mountain Road on the Hopatcong-Sparta Facebook page.