Recovery Update: Up to 1,000 Summit Residents to Remain Without Power This Week

YMCA on Maple will remain a shelter for residents.

This alert from the City of Summit is an update on storm recovery. It was released around 2p.m.

JCP&L crews are in Summit today replacing poles and electrical lines in order to restore electric service to homes and businesses.

Tomorrow another 1,100 customers are estimated to have power restored with meaningful progress over the coming days. JCP&L is reporting that while more of the community will have power as of tomorrow evening, as many as 1,000 customers in Summit will still be with out power as of Saturday.

Due to the lowering temperatures, the City suggests you find shelter with friends, family or a neighbor who has heat and power. 

When street-by-street estimates of power restoration are received from JCP&L, they will be posted on the City’s website. 

Summit public schools will be open on Wednesday, November 7th. Any changes to the schedule will be announced by the Superintendent of schools. Safety is our number one priority and we urge tremendous patience, carpooling, and vigilance. 

The YMCA, 67 Maple Street is now available for overnight sheltering. Warming/Charging/Showers are available between 5:30 am-10:00 pm. 

The Summit Recreation Center, the Elks Club, the Connection, the Summit YMCA, Unitarian Church, and Summit Library will serve the community as warming and charging stations. WiFi is available at the Summit Recreation Center until 8 pm tonight 

Residents seeking medication refills who are unable to obtain scripts from their doctor can bring empty bottles to either the Summit Liss Pharmacy Berkeley Heights Walgreens or Springfield CVS These locations will provide a temporary refill even if not previous clients. 

Calvary Church, 31 Woodland Avenue, Summit is serving breakfast at 8 AM, lunch at 12 noon and dinner at 6 PM.

SAGE is in need of donations for Meals on Wheels for our elderly and disabled shut-ins. The list of items is available on the city’s website. 

There is bus service to New York City from Summit; information is on the City’s website. Rail passes are being honored. Bus passes are available at Garden State News on Beechwood Rd. Parking available in Lots 13, 14 and 15. (See lists of Parking locations below.)

Please check the city website at http://www.cityofsummit.org as information continues to be updated; again, that’s http://www.cityofsummit.org 

Thank you for your continued patience.




Commuter Lot - Broad Street East Lot - Enter Broad Street Garage and go to right


Park & Rail—24 Hour - Union Place (up to 5 days of parking)


Park & Ride (Bus) - Springfield Avenue (Springfield border after Bryant Park)


Resident ONLY


Broad Street Garage - Broad Street


Chestnut Avenue Lot - Broad Street and Morris Avenue


Elm Street Lot - Elm Street


Sampson Lot - Summit Avenue by Morris Avenue



Brian Homa November 07, 2012 at 12:36 AM
This can't be written off due to the storm anymore, this is entering the realm of institutional neglect. Summit should be ashamed.
D Marie November 07, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Brian, this isn't an issue unique to Summit. This is JCP&L and it's statewide. That said, the revised estimates posted on JCP&L's site yesterday report 11 whole people having power restored today, not 1,100: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/content/dam/newsroom/files/Town_ETR_Report.pdf
Chefron November 07, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Who will represent us? A call to the mayor reveals that she is not up to the task. JCP&L spin doctors have convinced our mayor that posted restoration figures are fact. Anyone notice that no work was done yesterday, and that no workers are in the field today (Wed.)? Mayor Dickson does not believe that it is her role to challenge them, and hold them accountable. Funny that former mayor Glatt didn't subscribe to that belief, and was a vocal advocate for Summit after last years storm. My position is not to shame the mayor. Her passive neglect speaks for itself. I just want clear information re: what work is being done and by whom. The mayor states that her priority are the schools, which, with the exception of two, are in session and accommodating displaced students. The mayor fails to realize that many of the students are going home to dark, cold homes.


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