Residents May Lose Power While JCP&L Makes Repairs, Police Say

Police also advise residents when to pile brush, and how to deal remaining Sandy debris.

Jefferson Police said Friday that residents may experience short outages while JCP&L makes repairs from Hurricane Sandy damage.

The power company is in the process of making permanent repairs to its infrastructure, after temporary fixes were made in many areas during the storm, according to a statement released by Capt. Eric Wilsusen.

Police said JCP&L will be doing their best to notify OEM so that a Honeywell alert can be put out prior to any large area outages.

Police also notified residents that they can pile brush at curb side until Dec. 10 for pick up, and to call 973-208-3639 to report a pick up that is needed.

Senior citizens and residents with special needs can also call the number to request assistance bringing brush to the curb, police said.

Police also urge any residents who still have low hanging wires to contact their utility, electric, cable or phone companies. They say the township cannot assist with restoring any utilities.

Police said that residents are responsible for any dangerous trees or limbs on their property that were affected by the storm, and should contact a private tree company to remove it.

They say it is suggested to get at least two quotes and use local businesses, and to contact homeowners insurance to see if they will cover any of the cost.

Police also encourage all residents to sign up for the Township Instant Alert system if they haven't already.

"This proved invaluable during the storm to get information out to our residents during the storm," the statement reads. "The Township system is different than the school alert system andrequires a separate registration."

Residents can go to www.jeffersontownship.net, to sign up. Once you're on the page, go to the bottom of and click on the Honeywell banner.


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