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Township Working to Resolve Power Problems

Thousands still in the dark after Sandy

At 9:30 on Sunday morning a little more than 10 thousand Howell residents were without power as a result of Hurricane Sandy with temperatures in the 40's and expected to drop back into the 30's at night. 

In an email from the township administration, Mayor Robert Walsh and the council said they have, and continue to work aggressively, pressuring JCPL to provide us with estimated times for restoration."

With so many residents in the dark a week after the storm the email said they have gone directly to the utility to see when they might see the power grid restored. "They are not providing any information with regards to timelines or specific neighborhoods."

Several parts of town, including the Ramtown section have been in the dark for many days and the administration said it is a problem they are aware of and working on. "We continue to actively pursue all avenues to get accurate information," the said. "We share in everyone's frustrations as most of us enter day 6 with no power."


danielhm November 04, 2012 at 07:18 PM
It is ridiculous that we have heard nothing from the Township! In the two days before the storm hit we received four or five reverse 911 messages. Since the storm hit we have heard not a single word. I am voting against every single incumbent on Tuesday, if we get a chance to vote!
Abby8 November 04, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Lets not forget , how easy it was for the township to vote for a cell tower in our backyards. Clearly, the concern is not for a better environment for our families. I can not understand the lack of communication. With the taxes we pay in Howell, the least one could expect is information. Vote Tuesday - why not write in "No cell tower " in place of any of any incumbent.
webby November 05, 2012 at 08:13 AM
Please take a good look at what has happened to so many residents in NJ especially in the Shore area and stop complaining we have it so much better then they do,Instead of just being cold they are cold and homeless,instead of not having lights they are planning funerals for family members.I have been without electric since Monday night,we just got power and after seeing what has happened to so many from NY and NJ esp the shore area I am devastated at the loss of lives not yet counted.Living by candles and cooking on grills in the cold and wearing many layers of clothing to try to keep warm, I think those of us in Howell are very lucky and some of us very spoiled and selfish when so many have lost so much.Suck it up and be thankful.
mad as hell November 05, 2012 at 11:13 AM
it was very nice to see the mayor of howell at golds gym sunday afternoon looking like he did not have a care in the world!!guess you have power!!!!!!
greatful November 06, 2012 at 08:21 PM
I think everyone should read webby' s remark. you could be a lot worse. maybe go out and volunteer your time at a shelter or township clearing crew. It seems to me all you selfish people should think twice about all your remarks....there is another storm coming and maybe this time you wont be one of the lucky ones that just lost power!


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