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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
chatham7 October 31, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Sir - maybe the next Mayor - MR. BROWER will be a better fit for you!
chatham7 October 31, 2012 at 09:00 PM
and Sir - the website you count on to exist WAS updated TWICE today. That's how i learned Halloween is now on Monday (important info for someone with 4 children)
XML October 31, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Shunpike road still blocked by a downed tree and in the chatham train station parking lot is an army of tree cutters sitting waiting for instructions.
michelle nitting October 31, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Everyone needs to stop complaining about the mayor and realize how lucky we are. Think about all the people who don't have a home to go to. We will get through this, but not by complaining.
Flygurl November 01, 2012 at 09:20 AM
I am going to complain about something different- the complete lack of cell service. I have enjoyed great service at and around the area up until about a month ago at which time I suddenly found I could not get service at my home anymore and had to resort to using my landline. (If I could find it). Now that we are without power due to the storm our family has NO WAY OF COMMUNICATING WITH ANYONE. Btw, my neighbors are all having the very same issue. Apparently this is because Chatham removed the cell tower that serviced our area because people didn't want to look at it or were afraid they would begin to grow a second head. Our neighborhood will gladly house a tower. Put it on top of my house. I don't care. WE NEED SERVICE. Especially in emergency situations like this. Thank God no one had to call 911 during the storm or became a victim to the James Bond gang in our area. We would have had to send out smoke signals to call for help. This is 2012. What is going to be done about this???

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