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The original item was published from 7/7/2021 1:16:00 PM to 7/7/2021 4:45:49 PM.

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] 7/6/21 Summer Storm - Power Outages & Cooling/Charging Stations - Updated

On 7/6/21 a strong summer storm impacted the Township, with strong winds and significant power outages. Currently, several thousand residents remain out of power with restoration efforts underway. Cooling/Charging station(s) are now open.

July 7, 2021 - 1:00 PM Update

As of 1:00 PM JCP&L is reporting 2,700 customers remain out of power.  Estimates first thing this morning included approximately 4,000 customers whiteout electricity; power restoration efforts remain underway.  Significant progress has been made with tree and debris removal.

July 7, 2021 - 9:45 AM (Initial Post)

Early on July 7, 2021 the Township of Pequannock was notified by JCP&L that the transmission lines to the substation serving the community were impacted by tress that feel from outside of the right-of-way.  The substation remains down but JCP&L crews are conducting circuit sweeps address issues along the power lines to restore power as soon as possible.  Residents are encouraged to report power outages to JCP&L by calling 888-544-4877.

Today's weather is forecast to have temperatures climbing into the 90s with even higher heat index figures.  As of 10:00 am on July 7, 2021, there are three cooling/charging station(s) available:

  • Pequannock Township Senior House - 530 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444

Updates regarding cooling/charging station(s) (times of operations) and power restoration efforts by JCP&L will be posted, when available. 

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