Power outages, miscommunication frustrate Toms River residents

TOMS RIVER - Parts of the Silverton section of Toms River are still in the dark two weeks after Sandy.

Residents there are growing tired of what they call a communication breakdown between utility company JCP&L and homeowners, and about what needs to be done in order to have their power restored.

According to the utility company, they claim to have been working with municipalities to identify all homes with water damage to the electrical system, saying those homes cannot have power restored until the homeowners install new wiring.

Even then, the town inspector must sign off on the new wiring.

Toms River officials allege that JCP&L did not share this information with the township until Sunday.

After two weeks in the dark, many homeowners are facing another two weeks without power due to the wiring requirement.

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