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Sandy: Thousands Without Power in Township

JCP&L shows customers without power in the Chathams.

Chatham Township Mayor Nicole Hagner confirmed "scattered power outages" in township neighborhoods due to Hurricane Sandy.

Several neighborhoods, including Hagner's neighborhood along River Road, are experiencing "intermittent power," Hagner said.

"We [also] have a couple trees down," Hagner said, one at the intersection of Fairmount Avenue and Meyersville Road with wires tangled in the tree, and one along Green Village Road.

Residents near Fairmount Avenue and Meyersville Road should avoid the tree because the wires are still live and pose a danger to pedestrians. There is still a lane of traffic open.

The Department of Public Works will try to move trees and tree branches out of roadways where possible, and Green Village Road will be open soon, Hagner said.

The First Energy power outage map shows 2,767 customers in Chatham Township and 81 customers in Chatham Borough without power as of 4:30 p.m. Monday.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a high wind warning due to Hurricane Sandy for several northern New Jersey counties, including Morris County.

Sustained winds are expected from 35 to 55 miles-per-hour, with gusts of up to 75 miles-per-hour, with the strongest winds expected Monday afternoon and early Monday night. The warning remains in effect through 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The NWS described the situation as "extremely dangerous." Trees could get uprooted and power outages could be widespread and "of long duration."

Bob Leamer October 30, 2012 at 12:36 AM
Power is off now on Noe.
Norm Prost October 30, 2012 at 02:44 AM
Power out on Minton Ave since 10:11PM
John D October 30, 2012 at 04:50 AM
Learned my lesson from last year. Installed 20KW whole house generator for the wife and children. Will never put my family thru that again, 7 days without power and JCPL playing the part of "the Three Stooges". Hope everyone survives without too much damage or loss. When the winds die down and its safe to venture out, check on your neighbors and our seniors.
Brian Kenney October 30, 2012 at 12:02 PM
Power is out in Chatham Heights (Susan, Lisa, Jodi, etc).

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