Water Main Breaks Top Police Monday Morning Sandy Recovery Update
Police say residents with power should prepare to lose it again temporarily.
Parsippany Police say the town is dealing with water main breaks and power restoration issues in its roundup of storm recovery news.
In a statement, Police Chief Anthony DeZenzo reported that water main breaks are present at Parsippany Boulevard near Tivoli Gardens apartments, at Roosevelt Avenue near McNeil Road in Lake Hiawatha, and at 60 Baldwin Road. All are currently passable, he said, however, residents may experience interruptions to service until they are repaired.
Service interruptions are possible for electricity customers as well: the chief said homes and businesses that have had power restored may lose it again temporarily while restoration efforts continue to bring electrical service back to those still without power.
In road-closure news, DeZenzo said Route 202 now is open in both directions near Sylvan Way. South Beverwyck Road and the Interstate 80 East exit ramp are open again, but only temporarily—police said it will be closed again shortly to conduct repairs.
The Parsippany Water Department is still operating using backup generators and pumping ability remains critically low, DeZenzo said. He asked residents to continue conserving water until full power is restored to the infrastructure. He said residents may also experience periods of lower than normal water pressure.
For residents still in the cold and dark, the town's warming/charging shelter remains open at the Parsippany Community Center, 1130 Knoll Rd. in Lake Hiawatha, police said. This center is equipped for staff to address the specific needs of citizens and is open 24/7. Warming centers are availale as well at the Mt. Tabor Library and the Lake Hiawatha Library.
Chief DeZenzo said the Parsippany Recycling Center is open Monday through Friday this week from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
He said water and ice are available for pickup at the Morris County Police Academy at 500 West Hanover Ave. Monday through 9 p.m.