Significant Progress Being Made in Restoring Power in New Providence; 3600 out of 4500 Residences Projected to Have Power Tonight
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 • 6:28pm
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In an exclusive interview with The Alternative Press, New Providence Mayor J. Brooke Hern said that JCP&L is near completion of making substantial repairs to the substation located on Southgate in New Providence. The Mayor said that they expect power to be restored to 3,600 households in New Providence in the next two hours. There are 4,500 households in New Providence in total.
The Mayor said that while New Providence is well on its way to recovering all of its power, "It is little consolation for those whose households will still not yet have power but this is substantial progress so short of a period of time after such a major storm." The Mayor continued, "I have been working with JCP&L since before the storm began and will continue to work with JCP&L to get information and to make sure they dedicate resources to restoring New Providence residents to full power."
"I am pleased with the amount of resources and attention JCP&L have dedicated to New Providence," he added.