JCP&L to Evaluate Marlboro, Restoring Power May Take 7 to 10 Days

The township is setting up temporary charging stations

Marlboro Township is in the dark, and it may stay that way for more than one week.

Mayor Jon Hornik said JCP&L will evaluate Marlboro, a process which will be completed on Thursday. After Thursday the power company told Hornik it will be 7 to 10 days of darkness.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Marlboro K-8 schools are remaining closed through Thursday.

Hornik told Patch early Tuesday morning that Marlboro residents need to remain patient.

"This is the worst storm in the history of our township," Hornik said. "Obviously, the scope of the damage is extreme."

But the mayor said he is making sure JCP&L has a game plan in Marlboro. Hornik was also vocal during Hurricane Irene, criticizing the electric company's slow response in the township.

"I want a game plan," he said. "They will be here as soon as it is safe."

Temporary electronic charging stations will be set up in three locations throughout the township. 

  • Robertsville Fire Station on Rt. 520
  • Morganville Independent Fire Station Rt. 79
  • Police Department at Municipal Complex

Residents without water an find non-potable water, which can be used for flushing toilets, at theVanderburg Road Soccer Complex.

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Lance Howard October 30, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Closest gas station that I have seen open is rest stop on NJ Turnpike by Exit 11. Lines were extraordinarily long, however.
boknows October 31, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Gas stations on nj tpke open...the one between exit 8 and 7a had no lines!
Jerry C October 31, 2012 at 03:00 AM
How about crews working on the main roads asap, while the assessing takes place ( multitasking). Please address Mr. Hornick so we can get our basic needs (gas,milk,etc.) Jerry
Earle West October 31, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Its a bit hard to understand why JCP&L can get away with saying to expect no repairs to even start until Thursday. Really? Is that the best they can do? I'd like a detailed explaination of their work pipeline with additional detail around what their bottleneck is in fixing all of this. Is the bottleneck some executive process? Are there more bottlenecks to be expected? What were they planning to spend? Where are they trying to save money? Even Alice in Wonderland knew that you should "...start at the beginning and go on until you get to the end." I can tell you this, once someone gets killed at one of these traffic lights that are out, there will be a lot more people asking questions about this whole response...or lack thereof.
eugene November 01, 2012 at 10:55 AM
we need the mayor to push them(jcp&l)to our electricity to be restored soon becouse we getting sick on the cold wether like that.


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