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Old 11-02-2011, 07:24 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Nexis,
How are you and I in the same town and you get PSE&G and I get JCP&L? Wait, what county are you in? I think there are several Washington Townships, right?
Bergen , which is the most populated Washington....The one in Warren is the largest by size.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:33 PM
 
Location: NJ
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20 outages , yikes...makes me feel lucky with PSE&G , over the past 15 years ive only had 5 outages and 2 brownouts....the longest was 2 days and the shortest was several hrs.
I am in no way sticking up for JCP&L, but I've had them for 14 years and have never had an outage last more than 3 hrs (which ironically was Saturday). I'm sure they have upper management issues, but I wonder if part of the issue is they serve a larger physical area that is more prone to weather related outages.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:34 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Bergen , which is the most populated Washington....The one in Warren is the largest by size.
I think Morris Washington Twsp is larger in size than Warren, but not 100% sure.

ETA - I was right.
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:42 AM
 
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I don't think this snow storm was "normal" for anywhere in NJ. There was so much power damage because the trees still have most of their leaves, added the weight of all that snow and they come down on the power lines. I don't think you need to worry this will be a routine occurance.
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Old 11-03-2011, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Warren County and loving it!
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From your lips ocnj......

I'm really tired of showering at other's or taking hoochie baths in the sink with water heated on a pot on top of the wood burning stove.

We just got done living out of bags from Irene and feel ALMOST like we're doing it again. I say almost because this definitely isn't as bad.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Redneckville, NJ
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From your lips ocnj......

I'm really tired of showering at other's or taking hoochie baths in the sink with water heated on a pot on top of the wood burning stove.

We just got done living out of bags from Irene and feel ALMOST like we're doing it again. I say almost because this definitely isn't as bad.
Me too. Only I don't have a wood burning stove and damn that water is cold.

BTW - I'm practically your neighbor. I'm in Oxford.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:51 AM
 
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Ok, filed my complaint. Thank you so much for the link. I have just heard that we probably won't get power back until at least Sunday!!!!
Your very welcome. I've got all my fingers crossed for you and everyone else who is without power that it gets turned on sooner than Sunday and your lives get back to normal.

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20 outages , yikes...makes me feel lucky with PSE&G , over the past 15 years ive only had 5 outages and 2 brownouts....the longest was 2 days and the shortest was several hrs.
20 outages is on the conversative side. We even lose our toilets during these outages and I have to keep a gallon jug of water by each toilet at all times just to flush! You are so lucky having PSE+G. It is a much better company. P.S. Nexus: I really enjoy your photos especially the pics of Bayonne which I have never been to. It looks just like the old Staten Island when it was still nice.

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I am in no way sticking up for JCP&L, but I've had them for 14 years and have never had an outage last more than 3 hrs (which ironically was Saturday). I'm sure they have upper management issues, but I wonder if part of the issue is they serve a larger physical area that is more prone to weather related outages.
I think this could also be part of the problem. However, JCP&L do not maintain their lines (at least in my neck of the woods). They don't have enough crews due to large layoffs over the years. For the first time in 21 years, I actually saw them cutting trees and branches away from the lines last year on the main road to my house. Maybe that is why we didn't lose power this time.

Now if they only would fix the utility pole on that same road which is about to topple over (it's overloaded with wires and leaning precariously to the left.)
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:56 PM
 
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In the paper the other day I read where some people were very upset over the tree trimming that was being performed on behalf of the electric company in a Sussex County town.

Can't have it both ways in adult world, folks.
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Old 11-03-2011, 05:10 PM
 
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In the paper the other day I read where some people were very upset over the tree trimming that was being performed on behalf of the electric company in a Sussex County town.

Can't have it both ways in adult world, folks.
Exactly!
Last year, I was very annoyed to see how the tree trimmers hired by PSEG were almost butchering trees in my area. However, when I took a look at the proximity of those trees to the power lines, it all became very clear about why they were doing it. And, the bottom line is that I did not lose power for even a minute in Hurricane Irene, the subsequent tropical storm, or the recent Halloween snow/ice storm.

The bottom line is that PSEG seems to be more proactive regarding their power lines, and in the event of a power outage, they almost always restore power days before JCP&L manages to do the same.
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Old 11-03-2011, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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this is definitely unprecedented for me in almost 30 years in bergen county. ive never lost it more than a few hours that I can remember.
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