Wednesday, November 14, 2012
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 …
Monday, November 5, 2012
JCP&L's projected Hopatcong power restoration numbers on Sunday were not met, officer says.
The 1,900 homes that JCP&L said were going to get power back Sunday night remained in the dark Monday, the Hopatcong OEM coordinator said. Officer Robert Haffner, coordinator of the OEM, said it was unclear why the utility company was not able to get the power back to the residents. He said the latest prediction for power restoration in the whole town is within two weeks. Some areas around the borough have gotten their power back, while the majority of town remains in the dark. Police said the center of town by the Municipal Building first got power back on Saturday night. Residents have reported having power back on Chincopee Avenue, Lilchester Road, River Styx Road, Amherst Way, and Elba Point. Haffner said the crews are working in the …
Monday, October 29, 2012
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.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Tree branch to blame for Hopatcong outages, police say.
Nearly 1,000 Hopatcong Jersey Central Power & Light customers lost electricity early Friday when a tree branch fell on a power line on Hudson Avenue, police said. Nobody was injured when the branch fell, police said. Power was restored to most homes by 1 p.m., according to the company's power outage map. Police said the line fell around 9:30 a.m. The Hopatcong fire department quickly responded to the scene. JCP&L trucks had been seen driving near the area of the downed wire, police said. As of 11:20 a.m., 895 customers had lost electricity, JCP&L said. The outage marks the second of the week for Hopatcong. Almost 400 homes went without power for a short time Monday night when a series of fuses blew near Modick Park.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Section of borough near Modick Park was hit hardest, police say.
Power had been restored to all of Hopatcong as of 10:46 p.m. Monday after a series of blown fuses caused a major blackout, police said. Nearly 400 Jersey Central Power & Light customers in Hopatcong were without power as of 8:50 p.m. Monday, according to the company's outage map. But the outage, which was mostly contained to the Modick Park area, police said, was restored well before midnight. Hopatcong resident Emily Hall was one of the many without electricity Monday night. "Hey there... Anybody know why 362 of us according to jcpl website have no power?" Hall wrote on Hopatcong Patch's Facebook page. Did you lose power? How did you cope with the outage? Tell us in the comments.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Downed pole left many in the dark for hours.
Power has been restored for perhaps hundreds of Hopatcong Jersey Central & Light customers who were left in the dark due to a downed telephone pole Saturday afternoon. Up to 500 Jersey Central Power & Light customers were without electricity in the borough, according to the company's outage map. The downed pole was at the corner Bates and Monroe trails. Police said nobody was injured when the pole fell.