JCP&L: Some areas of NJ may not have power restored until Friday

Powerful thunderstorms produced major flooding and damage across New Jersey, with thousands remaining without power.

News 12 Staff

Jul 23, 2019, 9:30 AM

Updated 1,769 days ago

Share:

JCP&L spokesman Cliff Cole says that crews were working diligently to restore power to the thousands of New Jersey residents who lost it. But he says that due to the extent of the damage around the state, some customers may not have power restored until 11:30 p.m. Friday – nearly a week after the storm hit.
Monday’s storms produced high winds and heavy rains, which caused trees to uproot and utility lines to come down. There were over 350,000 customers without power statewide at the height of the storm.
Camden County sees widespread power outages
Monmouth County was one of the hardest hit by the storm. Sheriff Shaun Golden reported that over 45% of the county was without power at one point Monday evening.
JCP&L posted on the company’s social media accounts that free water and ice would be available for customers who were without electricity. Locations for the supplies were posted online.
Utility crews were working to restore the power to as many New Jersey residents as they could Tuesday. PSE&G and JCP&L say that they have brought in out-of-state help to assist in the restorations.
New Jersey Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin criticized the utility companies’ response to the storm. He is calling on them to take a closer look at their producers before, during and after storms and come up with a better plan of action.


More from News 12
0:19
Officials: 12-year-old from Fort Lee dies

Officials: 12-year-old from Fort Lee dies

2:19
STORM WATCH: Mix of sun and clouds Sunday in New Jersey; rain and thunder on Memorial Day

STORM WATCH: Mix of sun and clouds Sunday in New Jersey; rain and thunder on Memorial Day

2:54
Perth Amboy Fire Department offers grilling safety tips for the summer season

Perth Amboy Fire Department offers grilling safety tips for the summer season

0:27
Police: 26-year-old motorcyclist killed in Englewood crash

Police: 26-year-old motorcyclist killed in Englewood crash

Guide: 2024 Memorial Day Parades in New Jersey

Guide: 2024 Memorial Day Parades in New Jersey

1:47
More than the Shore: New Jersey celebrates Memorial Day weekend in Hoboken

More than the Shore: New Jersey celebrates Memorial Day weekend in Hoboken

1:45
Beachgoers pack the Jersey Shore to mark unofficial start of summer

Beachgoers pack the Jersey Shore to mark unofficial start of summer

1:11
Thousands participate in 46th annual Spring Lake 5-mile run

Thousands participate in 46th annual Spring Lake 5-mile run

Dolphin stuck in NJ creek dies after ‘last resort’ rescue attempt, officials say

Dolphin stuck in NJ creek dies after ‘last resort’ rescue attempt, officials say

2:08
Blood test that detects colon cancer close to receiving FDA approval

Blood test that detects colon cancer close to receiving FDA approval

1:34
'This is unbelievable traffic.’ Memorial Day travelers share road trip blues

'This is unbelievable traffic.’ Memorial Day travelers share road trip blues

0:18
Prosecutor: Man accused of killing man in Roselle park turns himself in

Prosecutor: Man accused of killing man in Roselle park turns himself in

2:50
Police: 1 person injured in explosion at Sayreville power station; hundreds without power

Police: 1 person injured in explosion at Sayreville power station; hundreds without power

0:24
Newark man convicted of robbing poker player in Atlantic City

Newark man convicted of robbing poker player in Atlantic City

1:34
Fire at commercial building in Secaucus sends plumes of smoke into the air

Fire at commercial building in Secaucus sends plumes of smoke into the air

0:51
Jersey Proud: Ashley Lauren Foundation helps provide pool to boy with brain cancer

Jersey Proud: Ashley Lauren Foundation helps provide pool to boy with brain cancer

0:44
Gov. Murphy announces $100M Boardwalk Preservation Fund for the Jersey Shore

Gov. Murphy announces $100M Boardwalk Preservation Fund for the Jersey Shore

2:10
Jersey Shore business owners hope for successful Memorial Day, despite Route 71 bridge repairs

Jersey Shore business owners hope for successful Memorial Day, despite Route 71 bridge repairs

2:07
‘It was like a nightmare. Very scary.’ Thursday’s severe storm creates chaos for West Milford residents

‘It was like a nightmare. Very scary.’ Thursday’s severe storm creates chaos for West Milford residents

6:13
EXCLUSIVE: Donald Trump one-on-one interview with News 12

EXCLUSIVE: Donald Trump one-on-one interview with News 12