Township Residents Could Go 7 to 10 Days Without Power
Multiple road closures still in place in Chatham Township, and the municipal building is closed until further notice.
Chatham Township Mayor Nicole Hagner said JCP&L customers could go without power for another 7 to 10 days.
"Currently, JCP&L us reporting [more than] 80 percent of Morris County residents are without power," Hagner said.
For trees in roadways with wires in them, JCP&L must confirm the wires are de-energized before the Department of Public Works can clear trees.
Hagner said Chatham Disposal will resume normal trash collection Thursday and Friday.
The Chatham Township Municipal Building is closed until further notice. Township residents can contact officials at (973) 635-4600.
Hagner also said the Tanglewood Mulch Center will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. until further notice so residents can bring in their yard waste.
The center will accept yard waste from private contractors and residents, but the debris must be separated into leaves and branches before arriving.
Residents are responsible for debris cleanup on their own property, Hagner said.
Many roads in Chatham Township are still closed due to trees and wires down on the ground or leaning into the roadway. Hagner encouraged residents to stay home.
Road closures include:
- River Road intersection at Snake Hill
- Fairmount Avenue between Southern Boulevard and Shunpike Road
- Shunpike Road between Noe Avenue and Lafayette Avenue
- Noe Avenue