We have weathered a significant storm. We estimate that we received 18 inches of snow in a 9 hour period. Conditions had reached blizzard status during the storm. This made travel on all roads in the region dangerous and nearly impossible yesterday. As a result JCPL crews were unable to work during the storm.
We have just wrapped up a county wide conference call with the other oem coordinators, county oem staff and JCP&L representatives.
Currently there are 50,000 customers without power in Morris county. 700 being in Mendham Borough or about 30% of the town.
JCP&L has advised us that they have crews working in the area and they have been spotted working in town. JCP&L's own crews will repairing road closures and restoring critical infrastructure. The outside state and private contractor crews will be making repairs in the commercial and residential areas.They have advised us that the JCP&L website is accurate as it is tied directly in with their outage ticket system. It may have a 15 minute delay.
To report an outage, as all residents who are without power should do by calling JCP&L directly at 1-888-544-4877 (1-888-LIGHTSS)
or via text using your mobile phone, text REG to 544487 (LIGHTS) to get started.
You'll need your 12-digit account number and your ZIP Code.
We appreciate the calls we have received on the OEM voicemail and the postings to our facebook page and have provided that information to JCP&L as well to help with the restoration process. Your messages have been heard and we ask that you notify us when you have your power turned back on or have a non-emergency concern at 973-922-0782.
There are 2 warming stations available to residents in town:
Mendham Borough Public Library - 10 Hilltop Road
Hours are: 10:00am - 8:00pm Mon-Fri and 10:00am-2:00pm Saturday
Mendham Health and Racquet Club - 90 East Main Street
Hours are 5:30am - 10:00pm Mon-Fri and 8:00am - 8:00pm Saturday and Sunday
The racquet club is open to warm up, charge mobile devices, use the showers,
wifi and coffee for any who comes in. Residents will need to bring their own shampoo, soap and towels when using the showers.
Ice and water is currently available for JCP&L customers without power at Kings Supermarket of Mendham, Kings Supermarket of Bernardsville,
Kings Supermarket of Morristown, Acme Supermarket in Randolph and Shoprite Supermarkets in Bernardsville and Chester.
Local Roads that are closed due to trees and/or with wires down:
Mountainside Road infront of # 108 Mountainside Road
Franklin Road at Leddell Road
Residents are reminded to not drive around barricades or go near downed wires as they maybe live and can have fatal consequences if you contact the wire or even go near the downed wire.
Local schools were closed today. We will advise when we hear of their statuses for tomorrow.