Long Valley Roads, Gas Updates for Wednesday

Water, shelters still available to residents.

Washington Township has released information regarding the goings on in town as of 10 a.m., and what residents can expect to see today.

  • The Delta Gas Station on East Mill Road is now open.
  • Grace period for fourth quarter tax payments has been extended to Nov. 16. Read more here.
  • Utility crews are working on Parker Road and Pleasant Grove Road Wednesday morning. They are setting a pole at the corner of Parker and Black River Roads.
  • Some power has been restored in Gentry Estates. The Office of Emergency Management is trying to contact JCP&L about residences without power in sections of Califon Road, Zellers Road, and upper Mt. Lebenon Road.
  • Old Turnpike Road is now open
  • Bottled water and ice can be picked up in front of the Washington Township Police Department at 1 East Springtown Road. If the supply runs out, check with someone at the reception window.
  • Water hoses and spigots are available at Schooley’s Mountain Firehouse, Fairmount Firehouse, the Police Department and Municipal Utilities Authority.
  • Fairmount Firehouse will remain a warming center between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily.
  • Trinity Church in Hackettstown is an overnight shelter from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Washington Township Library available to residents during normal working hours.
  • The Department of Public works is only picking up trees in right-of-way that have fallen.
  • Brush that is tied and no more than three feet by three inches in diameter can be taken to the recycling center, which is open Wednesday until 1 p.m.
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For full Patch coverage on Hurricane Sandy and its devastating impact, go here. 

jj November 08, 2012 at 01:25 PM
call the Gov office..No power all along Flocktown, Dorset, Half of Wellington, all of that large area of homes..Not single homes on a rural road, but hundreds of homes all lined up, with no poles damaged. So, they attempt to get large areas done first? that is an additional misrepresentation. Intentional misrepresentations that cause us to act on this information, losing money, and other loses should be recouped in a town wide class action lawsuit. There will be tons of internal emails, power priority decisions based on a myriad of unacceptable reasons, and we have past meetings addressing the issue. Last time I checked, LV had its share of contributors to the state of NJ and the economy. We have been set aside. They do one day in LV, then leave for 3 days...return for a day, then leave. The NY News was in Parsip last night interviewing people, and JCPL was right behind working. I then learned from a friend, thousands got their power. Call a news conference even if nobody shows, call one town leaders.
Domino November 08, 2012 at 01:35 PM
3 suggestions for the mayor to alleviate some of the pain and show some genuine care for those without power: 1) Hire some food trucks that service coffee, sandwiches, etc. Position them at various points in town and subsidize the cost so that people can have warm food for next to nothing. Announce their location on the town website. 2) Use a school buses to drive residents to 24 hour shelters, or shelters better equipped than what we have. Post a schedule and pick-up locations on the website . 3) If you want to publicize the town's problem with JCP&L, take a school bus, fill it with some of the unhappy residents who are cold and hungry and drive it to the home of the JCP&L CEO. Park it in front of his house. Have a press conference. Invite the press; they would love it because it would be great post-election news. You'd get national coverage; far more than you get on the local radio station. If you can find the box Mr. Mayor, you need to think outside of it. Do something!
Big Man November 08, 2012 at 01:43 PM
A friend who works for JCPL said that their management couldnt care less about getting northern NJ power restored. All of the national focus is down south. I personally have not seen a single truck working on top of the Mountain. They have no sense of urgency and their canned statements from their reps is insulting. They should have their permit to provide electrical services revoked.
Liberty November 08, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Excellent suggestions, Domino! There must be a way to find CEO's address. Also, call one of the NY TV stations, they'd get on the ball! Everyone could also email the networks with amount of time w/o power, etc. It does not seem rational to focus on AC casinos and not the schools!
Dave November 08, 2012 at 04:14 PM


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