More than 1,500 JCP&L customers in Matawan and Aberdeen are still without power after Hurricane Sandy left both communities in the dark nine days ago.
According to the JCP&L outage map, the number of customers without power has decreased to 870 customers in Aberdeen and 699 in Matawan as of 1:00 Wednesday afternoon. Only two days ago, 4,309 customers in Aberdeen and 3,004 customers in Matawan were without power.
A significant amount of electrical trucks from all over the country have been spotted in both Matawan and Aberdeen since Monday, however a nor'easter forecast to hit the area today into tomorrow threatens to slow down restoration with high winds, wet snow and tidal flooding.
Matawan Lt. Jason Gallo shared on the department's Facebook that the Main Street, Broad Street, and Orchard Street areas in the borough remain without power. According to Gallo, crews have advised him that recovery efforts face a possible delay until this weekend due to the storm.
In a press conference Wednesday morning in Long Beach Island, Gov. Chris Christie advised the state that power outages may even increase during the storm.
With the wintry weather moving into the area, warming stations were established at Ravine Drive Elementary School and Strathmore Elementary School. They will remain open until 10 p.m.
If you are in need of assistance, you may contact your police department. However, please remember that the police department cannot provide power outage information.
The Matawan Police Department can be contacted at: (732) 566-1010
The Aberdeen Township Police Department can be contacted at: (732) 566-2054
Tell us: Is your power back or are you still in the dark?