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Madison Electric '100% Up,' Administrator Says

One of Madison's out-of-state crews is working in nearby towns.

While Madison's electric grid has some temporary patches in need of more permanent fixes, and the possibility remains that individual homes might not have power and still need to notifiy the borough or a private electrician, Madison's electric is "100 percent up," Borough Administrator Ray Codey said Friday.

On Wednesday, Madison had all of its neighborhoods online. On Thursday, utility workers took care of relatively minor service calls. On Friday, Codey said he wasn't aware of any new calls coming in.

Madison was assisted by crews from Louisiana and Delaware in getting the borough back on line, and their time working in the Rose City is done.

"The Louisiana guys are going to Louisiana," Codey said.

The crew from Delaware is working in Harding and Morris Township, he said.

Madison was talking with Jersey Central Power & Light on Friday to see if the borough could negotiate a relationship to have its employees help JCP&L bring power back in nearby towns. Officials were stuck on the fact that JCP&L wanted Madison workers dispatched to a city in a different county, while Madison wants to keep its workers close to the borough, Codey said.

If any Madison residents still do not have power they can notify the Madison Electric Utility.

kathy November 10, 2012 at 12:33 PM
I LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR GETTING US BACK AND RUNNING, :) WE HAVE OUR OWN ELECTRIC CO. AND IT WAS SO WONDERFUL TO SEE OTHER COMPANIES COMING TO OUR RESCUE.

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