Thousands Without Power in Hopatcong, Sparta
JCP&L reports thousands of customers throughout Hopatcong and Sparta experiencing power outages Monday night.
As of 7:45 p.m., 6,691 customers in Sparta Township and 3,800 residences in Hopatcong are without power Monday night, according to JCP&L power maps.
JCP&L said the company is experiencing widespread outages from severe weather impacts from Hurricane Sandy, and "crews are assessing the situation and will begin service restoration work as soon as it's safe to do so."
The power company urges customers to report outages by either using the report an outage link on its website or calling 1-888-544-4877.
JCP&L reminds residents to treat all downed wires as live and dangerous, and to immediately report downed wires to JCP&L or the local police or fire department.
Patch will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.