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JPS says 36,000 still without electricity

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 | 8:54 AM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is reporting that it has significantly reduced the number of customers without power over the last two days.

According to the JPS about 24,000 customers were brought onto the grid since Monday, leaving approximately 36,000 customers without power at the end of restoration efforts Tuesday night. The majority of customers without electricity are in the parishes of Portland and St Mary, where JPS faces challenges of access and extensive damage to its infrastructure.

The company says it has redeployed several teams to these parishes to fast track the restoration efforts. At the same time, JPS says it is also focusing on getting power to the multiple pockets of customers who are without service although the main power lines in their communities have already been energised. This includes sections of the Corporate Area affected by damage to the smaller distribution lines.

JPS says reconnection teams will continue working Wednesday to restore electricity in the areas that are posing a challenge.The power company cautioned that in the worst affected areas, “the restoration work may take several days before the customers receive their power supply.”

Restoration work will continue Wednesday in the following areas:


Clayground to Bamboo, sections of Cardiff Hall and James Hill, Sections of Flat Pointe to Llandovery, Chester, sections of Edge Hill Road, sections of Faith’s Pen, Rio Dairy Farm, Lime Hall to Clampsden, Green Park to Bamboo, Pearly Beach, Mystic Mountain, Shaw Park Gardens and surrounding areas, Cutlass Bay, Content Gardens, Mansfield, Cole Road, Rocky Hill, Dunns Hill


Port Morant - Quaw Hill, Bath, Port Morant, Aelos Valley, South Haven, Easington to Windsor Forest


Corn Hill, Fontebelle, Days Mtn, Mason Hall, Look Out (Wentworth), Coloraine, Rosend, Green Castle, Bonhan Spring, Upton, Exchange, Hand to Mouth, Spring Field, Windsor, White Spring, Wood Park, Farm Pen, Gayle Old Road, Russel Hall, Epsom, Islington, Whitehall, Robins Bay, Bacasswood, Freindship, Nutsfield, Green Castle, Hampstead


Shrewsbury, Cooling Spring, Content, Paradise, Woodstock, Hart Hill, Windsor Castle, Dover, New Eden, Ythanside, Mt Pleasant, West End, Fellowship, Windsor, Stanton, River View, Seaman's Valley, Moore Town, San San, Blue Hole, Fair Prospect, Boston, Fairy Hill, Manchioneal


Sections of Harbour View, St. Thomas Road, Caribbean Terrace, Port Royal, Morgans Harbour, section of Slipe Pen Rd and roads leading off, Lyndhurst Rd, Brentford Rd & Ivy Green Cres, Maxfield Avenue, Greenwich Farm, Whitfield Town, Union Gardens, Darling Street, sections of Rennock Lodge, section of Water House, Victoria Avenue to East Queen Street and roads leading off, Seaward Pen, section of Molynes Road from Washington Boulevard to Four Roads, Seaward Drive, Olympic Way, York Avenue, Mahoe Drive, Maritime Institute, Tinson Pen, sections of Rockfort, Paradise Street, Cane River Road and roads leading off, Fletchers Land, Love Lane, Caledonia Avenue, Riverton Meadows, Chalmers Avenue, Roxborough, Seaview Gardens

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