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Freak Blizzard: Hundreds of Thousands Still Without Power in NY Metro Area



CENTRAL JERSEY — Trick-or-treating has been postponed until Friday in Bernardsville, Long Hill and at least one other New Jersey town, but Halloween festivities are a secondary concern among officials scrambling to clear roadways and restore power to hundreds of thousands of state residents in the aftermath of a “winter” storm that struck nearly two months before the official start of winter.

Public Halloween activities will be permitted on Friday in Bernardsville, according to a notice posted to its municipal website, while Long Hill is exploring the possibility of allowing trick-or-treating on Sunday. Chester, in Morris County, also has suspended trick-or-treating activities until Friday, while more than 30 Garden State school districts were closed Monday.

More than 400,000 New Jersey households remained without power midday Monday, down from about 750,000 in the immediate aftermath of the storm that moved through Saturday into early Sunday, according to figures released by the office of Gov. Chris Christie. At least 115,000 households in Middlesex, Somerset, Union and Hunterdon counties lost power, and tens of thousands remained without power Monday afternoon. About 95 percent of power restorations were expected to be completed by the end of the day on Thursday, but isolated pockets of outages are expected to persist even longer than that.

Across the state line into New York the situation is about the same. Most of the snow has melted or compacted by now: while the stupid Occupy Wall Street losers only got a 1.4” dusting, large parts of NJ and “upstate” NY were hit with half a foot to a foot and a half. New England got hammered just as hard, so they’re in this same leaky boat too.

My mother hasn’t had power since Saturday. At this point they’re starting to throw out the contents of the freezer. No heat, no light, but at least it’s not freezing out and they can always light the gas stove manually. They don’t expect to have power until Thursday. “Thursday” seems to be the watchword here as well. We live on the west side of town, the uphill end, and for whatever reason we have underground lines and are connected to a different power grid. Our lights were off a few times for very short periods, perhaps 10 - 20 minutes total. Go down a mile into town and there is no electricity. It’s like there’s a line. Or a river, actually; to the west of the South Branch of the Raritan things are fine, but to the east the folks are deep in the caca. Stores are closed, gas stations not open. The local A&P is trying to stay open, but all the frozen food, meat, deli, and bakery goods are going in the dumpster. And the whole store has about 8 lights on. Lucky them that they’re an old store, with an emergency generator and about 5000 gallons of propane tanks out behind the place. Out our way, the Shop Rite up on the hill is perfectly fine and doing a land office business.

Once again we got lucky.


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