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Freeholder Director: I Will Demand BPU Investigation Into JCP&L

Freeholder Director John Curley wants a probe into the power utility's response to Hurricane Sandy.

Monmouth County Freeholder Director John P. Curley said he will send a letter to the state Board of Public Utilities today, asking for an investigation into JCP&L's post-Hurricane Sandy response. 

Curley said he wants to know how many personnel and trucks JCP&L put to work following the forecasted storm. A week later, 26 percent of the county is still struggling without power, and temperatures in their homes are falling as a vicious nor'easter approaches. 

"I think they've done a poor job of keeping the public informed," said the county executive outside the Keansburg Bolger School day shelter, on the day before he faced re-election in the polls.  

"All you hear is you will have power by next week. But that's not good enough. We need to know where — what streets — and when," said Curley.

He said the county has helped beleaguered Bayshore municipalities obtain gasoline for emergency vehicles, provided vehicle repair services, and loaned equipment like front end loaders. 

Frustrated November 07, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Holmdel is probably one of the most neglected areas. Even densely populated areas of holmdel near 35 are out.... They relaired all lights except one (my grid, union). Literally stopped on the other side where hazlet meets holmdel. Getting aggrivated and very aggressive (if you plan to attack anyone make sure its a JCPL truck not out of state).
Harry Zober November 07, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Do any of you people realize that there are hundreds of people that don't have a home anymore? 80% of the wires or poles in my town were damaged. Thats in 2 square miles! This is a huge undertaking and there are people from all over the country that left their families to come help us, not to mention the local JCP&L workers that lost their homes. Instead of complaining, got to a shelter and help. If you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem. Stop whining and do something.
Tiffany November 07, 2012 at 07:05 PM
The residents aren't the only ones in the cold! My brother-in-law is up in Long Island from SC helping to restore power and he is sleeping in a tent with one sheet and one blanket!!
Meg November 07, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Let me guess? You got power back already, right?
Melissa November 08, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Power came up last night!

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