By Darryl R. Isherwood | November 2nd, 2012 - 8:15am
| More

Update: 11:26 a.m. A spokesman for Huntsville Utilities said no crews of theirs had been turned away in New Jersey but were in fact working in Long Island.  Representatives for the other utilities mentioned in the WAFF report have not responded to inquiries.

According to a report from an Alabama television station,  utility crews that traveled to New Jersey from the south were turned away this week by crews in New Jersey because they were not union members.

More than one million people in the state remain without power for a fifth day, but according to WAFF in Huntsville, Ala. crews from Huntsville Utilities, Decatur Utilities and Joe Wheeler got to New Jersey only to be told by workers already on the scene to stand down.  One of the crews told the Alabama station they had received a call for help from Seaside Heights, but when they arrived were told by crews already working there they were not wanted.

One crew is idling in Roanoke, Va. to see if anyone decides they need their help, while another crew from Decatur turned around and headed home.

At least one of the crews headed to Long Island instead. 

A spokesman for the governor did not immediately respond to an email for comment.

Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: August 22nd

Fight of the Week: Donovan v. Pascrell Fight of the Week Bergen County Executive Kathe Donovan v. U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-9) (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ) http://www.politickernj.com/79736/fight-week-donovan-v-pascrell     Paramus mayor's race: Candidates in closely-divided Bergen borough spar over taxes, towing issues PARAMUS - When voters go to the polls in November...

Op-Ed

White House’s Tuition Challenge Being Met in NJ

By MICHAEL W. KLEIN In his weekly radio address on August 16, President Obama challenged colleges “to do their part to bring down costs” and lighten the tuition burden on students.  The state colleges and universities in New Jersey have... Read More >

Contributors

(Asbury Park, NJ) -- There's a word for someone who says one thing and does another: hypocrite.  There's no shortage of 'em in Trenton -- from ... more »
(8-20-14) Can You Take the ‘Partisan’ out of ‘Partisan Politics’? - Redistricting will not take place for another seven years. Yet the debate has already... more »
    My Richard Nixon Ambivalence   Today is the fortieth anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s resignation address to the nation on August 8, 1974. At that time, I was ambivalent about... more »
 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »

Quote of the Day

quote of the day

"But things get touchy between LaBarbiera and LoCicero when it comes to taxes, the bete noire of politics in the statewide election bellwether, Bergen County."

- PolitickerNJ

Poll

Is President Barack Obama too aloof from politics?:

Blogroll

Visit the PolitickerNJ.com/resources page for links to the best collection of information on New Jersey state government.

 

  • Polls
  • The best blogs
  • Columnists
  • State election results
  • Assembly election results
  • Local party websites
  • And more.

PolitickerNJ.com/resources