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UPDATE: Snow Routes in Effect in Kinnelon Tuesday

Six storm-related accidents reported in Butler Saturday.

Snow routes will be in effect for Kinnelon school buses Tuesday, but school will be open despite many residents still being without power.

Smoke Rise residents will be picked up at the Smoke Rise Inn.

Several Smoke of Rise roads remained closed Monday with trees down and down wires on roadways as electric crews continued to work toward restoring power across the tri-boro.

Lt. John Schwartz said trees caused damage throughout the borough, including to borough homes, and several officers were forced to cut trees when not responding to calls.

"There's just a tremendous, tremendous amount of trees down," he said.

The down trees have also caused issues for residents who live on Kinnelon Road as a down tree is blocking the roadway, Schwartz said.

"It was an all-hands-on-deck weekend. The crew did a great job," Schwartz said.

Hundreds of residents in Kinnelon and Bloomingdale are still without power Monday although the number of Butler residents without power is down to about a dozen according to Butler police Capt. Ciro Chimento speaking on behalf of Butler Electric.

Butler Electric crews could be seen working on Glenwild Avenue, in Bloomingdale, Sunday night and by Macopin Road Monday morning.

By the afternoon, a few Tri-Boro Patch readers told us power had been restored on our Facebook page. Fayson Lakes Road, near Kinnelon Road, saw power restored to some parts, as well as some parts of Glenwild Avenue.

Several Smoke Rise residents said they were still without power by 2 p.m. Monday.

said all the main roads in the borough that were closed Sunday are now open, including Glenwild Avenue and Union Avenue. Police also said the warming shelter established at the Sunday has since been closed.

Chimento said six storm-related motor vehicle accidents were reported Saturday across the borough. However, no injuries as a result of the accidents were reported and no deaths.

The warming shelter established Sunday in Butler is open on Monday but has been moved to the Carey Avenue firehouse.

"The shelter will be open and people are offered food, a warm meal, and a place to accomodate themselves," Chimento said. Chimento added that as of 9:30 a.m., no one has taken advantage of the shelter.

Schwartz said several Kinnelon residents took advantage set up at Kinnelon High School Sunday, but that they would only open a shelter Monday night if a need arises.

Below is contact information for any residents experiencing an emergency:

: 973-838-5400
973-838-4100
973-838-0158

You can also:

  • Receive Nixle alerts from the Kinnelon Police Department or Butler Police Department by signing up at Nixle.com
  • Receive SWIFT Reach 9-1-1 alerts from the Bloomingdale Police Department by signing up here
  • Follow the Borough of Kinnelon on Twitter at KinnelonBoro here
  • Read updated alerts from the Kinnelon Volunteer Fire Company (Kinnelon Volunteer Fire Co.) or Kinnelon Office of Emergency Management (Kinnelon OEM) on Facebook here
  • Read updated alerts from the Butler Police Department (Butler Police Department) on Facebook here
  • Read updated alerts from the Borough of Bloomingdale (Borough of Bloomingdale) on Facebook here

Patch will continue to update this story throughout the day Monday. Let us know in the comments what it looks like in your neighborhood or upload photos to this post.

Diane October 31, 2011 at 03:23 PM
Anyone know if Macopin rd by star lake is back?
Lola October 31, 2011 at 06:13 PM
I live in Treetop Apartments and we got our power back at 8:30am this morning. So if I had to guess I would say they probably have it too.

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