JCP&L Crews Now in Marlboro, Hardest Hit Areas Will Still Wait Almost One Week
Hornik said he is not happy with the communication from JCP&L.
Mayor Jon Hornik has been on the phone with JCP&L for a week straight, now. The electric company is still estimating a wait of 7 days from Thursday for full restoration in Marlboro.
On Thursday night, the Route 9 corridor is restored in Marlboro, allowing stores and gas stations to get up and running for residents.
But Hornik said he is not thrilled with the lack of communication and information coming from JCP&L.
"We understand that this is an event beyond our borders, but we need them in here," Hornik said on Friday morning.
Hornik was one of the most vocal mayors in Monmouth County, after Hurricane Irene caused widespread outages in Marlboro.
According to the JCP&L outage map, more than 13,000 people in Marlboro are still without power as of 3 p.m. on Friday.
Hornik said almost all of the roads in Marlboro are passable, but some may close temporarily as electric crews come into the area to restore downed wires.
While electric trucks are tackling the largest projects first, it is difficult to say which areas will be restored when. For now, Marlboro residents simply have to wait.
There are three temporary charging stations set up in Marlboro, where residents can also go to take a seat in the warmth.
- Robertsville Fire Station on Rt. 520
- Morganville Independent Fire Station Rt. 79
- Marlboro Recreation Center
The Marlboro Police Department is currently taking in medication which needs to be refrigerated, such as insulin.
As of Friday morning, the list of open businesses in the township was growing.