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Many Back Online, Thousands Still Without Power

Utility company says everyone back online by Saturday; police have doubts

Many Back Online, Thousands Still Without Power

Good Morning, Wall Township.

It's 36 degrees and just more than 3,000 residents are still without power, in the cold, for the 12th day running. That's down from a high of 4,200 on Thursday.

The Glendola substation on Marconi Road has been put back online, officials said. Unfortunately, areas such as West Hurley Pond Road and Campbell Road went dark simultaneously.

Jersey Central Power & Light appears to have pushed back the date to have everyone in town back online from Friday to Saturday, according to their outage map.

On Thursday, the company had said in an Office of Emergency Management release that all residents in Wall would be online by midnight Friday.

Officials in that same release expressed doubt that the company's word was reliable.

"Not only are we not receiving updated, factual, and reliable information, but we also believe that our municipal representative is not getting the appropriate information from the company to pass on to us," the release says.

Friday is also the last day for the relief effort at the Circle Factory Outlet center, where Atlantic Avenue meets Route 35. Voluteers will be giving away ice and water until 7 p.m.

Mayor Jeffrey Foster on Thursday posted a blog in response to a comment on a Wall Patch story about the state of Wall Township.

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