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Outages Decrease in Matawan-Aberdeen Area, However Thousands Still in the Dark

As temperatures drop, many residents are still without power.

Editor's note: This article was updated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 5 to reflect the updated number of outages in the area.

Thousands of residents of Matawan, Aberdeen and Keyport lost power when Hurricane Sandy rolled through the area on Monday, Oct. 29. Seven days later, many are still in the dark.

The JCP&L power outage map shows that 4,309 of 6,986 customers in Aberdeen are still without power, 3,004 of 4,967 customers in Matawan are still without power, and 552 of 3,642 customers in Keyport are still without power. The outage map also shows that 12,989 customers in Old Bridge are still in the dark.

Please note that the term "customers" refers to one household or one business, not the number of individual people without power.

According to the JCP&L website, crews have been working non-stop since Monday, Oct. 29 to restore power to the region. The website explaines that crews must first repair transmission lines and substations before specific lines can be repaired. They estimate that more than 6,000 workers are in the area including linemen, forestry workers and support personnel.

Local politicians and police departments are not able to restore power. For power restoration information, the best place to call is JCP&L at 1-800-662-3115.

Is your power back? Let us know where power has been restored by posting in the comment section below.

Main street November 07, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Any news in Matawan- Main street specifically?
Paul M. November 07, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Anyone know if Bridgepointe in Laurence Harbor is up yet? Old Bridge was supposed to be powering up from west end of town to east, and everything west of Laurence Harbor is up and running in O.B. as of last night.
Crystal Enderlin November 07, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Yes, I commented on one of your previous posts, as per the Matawan Police fb page we may not be restored til weekend due to weather!!!
debra November 07, 2012 at 08:05 PM
no sure if anyone is interested but the head of JCP&L will be on NJ 1015 at about 3:10
Crystal Enderlin November 07, 2012 at 08:33 PM
I missed it, what did he say??
debra November 07, 2012 at 08:56 PM
pretty much nothing, just that they are doing the best they can,they are not running out of poles or supplies. blah blah blah,he says everyone should be restored by the 11th.
Russell November 07, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Talked to a Thompson electric tech working on main st a few minutes ago. He said tomorrow at the latest.
Adrea November 07, 2012 at 09:59 PM
I live in Cliffwood Beach and am still without power. I appreciate what the linemen are doing. I dare not complain about this inconvenience when I see what my neighbors are dealing with. What I DO NOT appreciate is the mayor of Aberdeen calling in to 101.5 and bragging about how well his town handled the storm and that he had 80% of his towns power restored. This was 3 days ago. According to JCP&l at the time only 30% of Aberdeen was up. Aside from that, he never evacuated Cliffwood Beach, a known flood zone. He has done nothing to update us as to power restoration or help provided by the town. My first text was 5 days after the storm. There is no police protection amongst our dark streets. gov Christie's curfew is not being enforced. It's a disgrace that he not only left us in the dark, but put himself on a high seat and gave himself a pat on the back for "the great job he did". I'm insulted and disgusted with this town right now.
Crystal Enderlin November 07, 2012 at 10:02 PM
sigh> i guess we should make some hot cocoa tonight? lol
Russell November 07, 2012 at 10:41 PM
We're staying at a friend's with the dog... If power comes back on, I'll be there in 10 minutes.
RTK November 07, 2012 at 10:45 PM
The mayor dropped the ball here shows that he doesnt care about residents in Aberdeen. No communication whatsoever. Anyone going to the town hall meeting tomorrow?
Russell November 07, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Just got a call back from a JCP&L supervisor (the unreaceables, as I have taken to calling them). She left a voicemail stating my power may be back on tonight. Not sure how that's possible since our Governor mandated the crews stop working due to the incoming storm... I live in the Main Street area of Matawan.
Main street November 07, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Russell as of about 30 mins ago there are still trucks working on main street. When dis christie say that they had to stop. I'm keeping my fingers crossed its back on soon. Otherwise there is no way we can stay in the house in these temps.
Russell November 07, 2012 at 11:59 PM
That's huge! Unbelievable they are still working! Finally some progress! It's about damned time!
Russell November 08, 2012 at 12:00 AM
He said that in his news conference today, I heard. Maybe my source is wrong.
Crystal Enderlin November 08, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Russ we just got power
Crystal Enderlin November 08, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Main street is on. I'm crying
Main street November 08, 2012 at 12:04 AM
Power on!!!! Main street. Thannnnnk god!
Russell November 08, 2012 at 12:07 AM
How are the roads???? I want to come home!!
Crystal Enderlin November 08, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Take it slow...
John Mullanaphy November 08, 2012 at 12:43 AM
Good to hear about Main St. Feel bad for anyone else still powerless and home with this Nor'easter. Also yes, take it slow driving... Was probably down to 20mph on the parkway at times.
May November 08, 2012 at 01:10 AM
Hope everyone finishes gettin and keeping power & heat throughout the storm - bless everyone!!
Annie P November 08, 2012 at 01:11 AM
I just got home to Matawan from work in Elizabeth. Drive slow and careful. The snow is heavier here and visibility is getting worse. The accumulation is insane. Wet and heavy. Prayers to all.
Paul M. November 08, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Just heard from my alarm company-power back on at Bridgepointe. Back home tomorrow!
Ed Rooney November 08, 2012 at 01:47 AM
i agree.... last after Irene and by the looks of it - nothing has been done since the storn
debra November 08, 2012 at 01:51 AM
Power on by matawan high school
Anthony T. November 08, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Got power last night. Grateful for sure but it seems they need to work on communication at JCP&L.
Nikki November 09, 2012 at 08:14 PM
any news on the I and J section/area off of Van Brackle? Staying with in laws - i want to go home!
Crystal Enderlin November 09, 2012 at 10:05 PM
http://www.nj.gov/bpu/assistance/complaints/inquiry.html everyone sign please!! let get this company out of NJ
Russell November 15, 2012 at 07:56 PM
http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/2012/11/customers_sue_jcpl_for_outages.html

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