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State of Emergency Remains in Parsippany Tuesday

Driving is prohibited in township, mayor says through police chief's alert.

The state of emergency that was declared by Parsippany's mayor and police chief on Monday night remains in effect Tuesday.

An alert issued by Anthony DeZenzo, reporting a declaration by Mayor James Barberio, also told residents that driving in the township is prohbited. The alert came at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Barbario said many roads are impassable due to downed trees, live wires and utility poles. He said officials are working to rectify the situation as soon as they can.

He also urged residents to only call 9-1-1 for emergencies.

The state of emergency was instituated Monday night at about 9.

The storm has caused widespread outages throughout Parsippany with many street lights are no longer operating, the statement said.

Live wires across streets, utility poles and trees have also fallen across roads and even into homes and businesses, Monday night's statement said. One tree crashed into a Lake Hiawatha home earlier in the day.

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