Transformers blew during Wednesday's repowering
Repairs to electrical transformers that blew during the repowering of a Brick neighborhood are expected to be completed around 6 p.m. Thursday night. "They're over there now and they're fixing it," said Mayor Stephen C. Acropolis around 5 p.m. Rounds of inspections required by Jersey Central Power and Light before the utility would turn the power back on in several township neighborhoods were completed by Wednesday night, but when crews went to repower the area, two transformers blew, the mayor said. The issue has mainly affected the Baywood neighborhood, which has been out of power since Hurricane Sandy struck.
Inspections took place through Tuesday
Brick officials have released a list of streets approved for power restoration following inspections completed Monday and Tuesday. Township officials blasted JCP&L's protocols during a council meeting Tuesday, saying the utility changed policies in the midst of storm cleanup, leaving township residents in the dark by requiring inspections of neighborhoods. "To me, the change of protocol is just a delay on their part," said Council President John Ducey. "Something is wrong with JCP&L, the whole situation stinks. Whether [your electric] is out or not, put in a complaint to BPU (Board of Public Utilities)." Brick Patch will have a followup article on what led to the inspection requirement in the coming days. The township announced Tuesday …