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Posted on: July 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] 7/6/21 Summer Storm - Power Outages & Cooling/Charging Stations - Updated 7/9/21 9:00 AM

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. Updates below:

July 9, 2021 - 9:00 AM Update

JCP&L reports that 100% of customers who reside in the Township of Pequannock, who lost their power because of the July 6, 2021 storm, had power restored on July 8, 2021.  Currently, the Township is aware of four individual power outages, which are all being addressed by work crews.

If you or someone you know doesn't have power, please call the issue in to JCP&L as they may be unaware of the issue 888-544-4877.

July 8, 2021 - 4:30 PM Update

JCP&L is reporting that 28 customers in the Township of Pequannock remain without power.  Those outages have an ETR of 6:00 PM or 11:30 PM.  Should there be issues or complications, the Township is being told outages may continue into Friday.

The cooling/charging station is now closed.  Should you have an emergent need to charge a device, please visit the Pequannock Township Police Desk (access to the desk is the southern side door of the municipal building) and arrangements can be made to charge the device in the municipal building.   

July 8, 2021 - 12:00 PM Update

JCP&L is reporting 131 customers in the Township of Pequannock do not have electricity.  Crews are currently working in the Township and most outages have an ETR of 3:00 PM today.

July 8, 2021 - 9:00 AM Update

Last evening there was an issue outside of a substation that caused approximately 900 residents who had their power previously restored to lose power.  An additional circuit had to be briefly de-energized to make the necessary repair and power was restored for those impacted around 10:30 PM.

Presently, JCP&L is reporting that 467 residents remain out of power; an ETR of 3:00 PM was provided.

The cooling/charging station at the Pequannock Township Senior House opened at 8:30 AM today.  A closing time will be determined based on conditions and need. 

July 7, 2021 - 4:30 PM Update

As of 4:30 PM JCP&L is reporting approximately 1,200 customers remain without power in the Township of Pequannock.  Restoration efforts will continue into the evening with the significant majority of outages identified as having Estimated Times of Restoration (ETR) of today; however, some as late as 11 PM.  JCP&L anticipates having 95% of customers in Morris County restored today.

The cooling/charging station at the Pequannock Township Senior House (adjacent to the municipal building, 530 Newark-Pompton Turnpike) will be open today, July 7, 2021 until 10 PM.  It will reopen tomorrow at 8:30 AM, with a closing time to be determined based on conditions and need.

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 (Wednesday, July 7, 2021 the hours will be 10 AM to 10 PM).  Thursday, July 8, 2021 the cooling/charging station will re-open at 8:30 AM.

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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