“Our crew has been dispatched to investigate the reported outage. An outage has been reported and restoration is estimated to be by 11:59 PM on 11-09-2012. Thank you for your patience.”
The same message came through for a resident checking on their Montague Place home. The good news? Baristanet readers are tweeting about power being restored to Montclair Ave. near Walnut Street and also at Chestnut, at the end of Forest Street (near Ruthies) and on parts of Grove Street below Watchung Ave. Also hearing power back on Stanford and half of Cambridge.
Mayor Jackson said yesterday that even though some schools have power, he didn’t expect any schools to open until all buildings had power. Next week, per the school calendar, Montclair schools were only planned to be open on Monday and Wednesday — as schools were closed for Election Day and on Thursday and Friday for the N.J.E.A. Convention. Jackson said he is already looking into combining polling locations using the polling places that do have power. Residents may end up going to a different polling location this year and he recommended that people could volunteer to drive seniors and others who could not easily reach a polling location outside their immediate neighborhood.