Mironov: JCP&L promises to have power restored in East Windsor by Sunday

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Jersey Central Power & Light has promised that electricity will be fully restored to all 5,900 customers in its service area in East Windsor by Aug. 9, township officials announced in a status update issued at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 7.

As of mid-afternoon Aug. 7, about 1,800 customers served by JCP&L were still without electricity because of fallen trees and downed wires caused by Tropical Storm Isaias. The storm raced through the township Aug. 4.

Electricity had been restored to about 3,500 customers by the end of the day Aug. 6.

Mayor Janice S. Mironov contacted JCP&L officials Aug. 7, and was assured by the utility company president that it is working on two projects that should restore electricity to about 1,100 customers by the end of the day.

JCP&L has scheduled three work projects for Aug. 8 that should restore electricity to an additional 500 customers by the end of the day. The remaining customers are expected to have their electricity restored by Aug. 9.

Mironov said she has had daily conversations with the JCP&L president, seeking a more expedited restoration of electricity. She also expressed the township’s displeasure with JCP&L’s performance, its poor response and lack of accurate information on restoration efforts and timelines for the work to be completed.

Meanwhile, the township is providing charging stations for electronic devices around the clock at the East Windsor Police/Court building at 80 One Mile Road, and at the East Windsor Volunteer Fire Co. No. 2 firehouse at 69 Twin Rivers Dr. between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Water for household needs also is available at those locations. Residents should bring containers for water filling from water hoses at each site.

Wi-Fi Internet access is available in the parking lots of the Twin Rivers and Hickory Corner branches of the Mercer County Library System.

Several main roads are still closed, township officials said. This includes Old York Road, between Windsor-Perrineville and Sharon Road, because of downed electrical wires, and Wood Road between Berwick Circle and  Perrineville Road, also because of downed wires.

JCP&L work crews and tree contractors were working Aug. 7 to make repairs and to remove fallen trees so the two roads can be reopened.

Route 33, between Davison Road and Maxwell Avenue, is still closed because of damage to a transformer and utility pole.