UPDATED: Nearly 60% of Township Still in the Dark
Despite police-issued alert indicating most power had been restored Saturday night, nearly 3,000 township customers remain out, JCP&L map shows.
Nearly 60 percent of Chatham Township JCP&L customers remained without power Sunday morning, the utility company's outage map indicated.
However, a Nixle alert released Saturday night by the Chatham Township Police said 75 percent of the township was expected to be restored by Saturday night and more than 90 percent was expected to have power by midnight Sunday.
Township Police issued another alert Sunday morning, saying utility crews were working to repair the outages.
"Crews are trying to make significant repairs to severely damaged police and transmission lines in the Great Swamp in an effort to restore township power," the alert said. "They are doing everything possible to try an expedite this repair."
According to JCP&L's outage map, 2,552 of the township's 4,428 customers remained without power as of 11 a.m. Sunday.
About 23 percent of Chatham Borough's JCP&L customers remained in the dark Sunday morning with 846 outages still not restored. However, the outages declined from 1,477 as of 11:30 p.m. Saturday.