Sandy Leaves Tri-Boro In the Dark
Tropical storm takes over local headlines this week.
For this week's special edition of Week in Review, we bring you a few of the local stories about the storm that still has many tri-boro residents without power.
Dozens of motorists and patrons waited in line for hours to fill their cars and containers with gas this week. By Friday night, the governor ordered gas rationing.
A Butler man was transported to the hospital and listed in "serious condition" after a tree collapsed and struck him in the head. He was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit on Thursday, according to police.
While some had already lost power at that point, all tri-boro residents and businesses had power go out when a feeder line to Butler Electric failed. After two days, the main substation was repaired and electric crews were able to begin working on restoring power to customers.
In this photo gallery, we captured a glimpse of some of the destruction left by the storm, including trees down in many of the tri-boro's main roadways.
While trees crashed down on power lines, creating detours throughout the Kinnelon neighborhood, some residents said they did not think Fayson Lakes was hit too hard by Sandy when compared with other parts of the state.
Power outages should not have an effect on Tuesday's election, according to tri-boro officials. Polling places are expected to open as usual on Election Day.