Parsippany State of Emergency Fully Lifted

Traffic lights now functioning, garbage and recycling return to normal schedule, mayor says.

The State of Emergency has been officially lifted in Parsippany, Mayor James Barberio said Thursday morning.

Traffic signals are now functioning, garbage, recycling and yard waste pickup is also back on its regular schedule, the mayor said in a statement.

The Parsippany Water Department is no longer using a generator and has had full electric power restored to all pump houses. State of New Jersey water restrictions remain in effect.

About 86 percent of the town's power has been restored with 3,323 outages remaining as of Thursday at about noon, according to JCP&L.

Kerry Carty November 08, 2012 at 05:27 PM
This must be joke their are people STILL without power does anyone care
Alda Santos November 08, 2012 at 06:08 PM
A big joke
Monica Sclafani November 08, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Can anyone "in charge" address the fact that there are still many people without power? Can anyone give them some kind of time frame? Mr. Mayor? JCP&L? Very difficult to "get back to normal" without heat and hot water!
Brian Satch November 08, 2012 at 09:07 PM
JCP&L who are you kidding those numbers are bull. I'm still without power and its now 10 days.
speakloudly November 09, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Asking the Mayor to give you an answer is about as stupid as asking a dentist to give you an answer about the power. The Mayor has NO pull with the power company. OEM should have a contact so the question should be posed to the Chief of Police. I have never seen anything in the township so poorly handled as this storm. It has seemed in the past, even as recent as the 2011 hurricane with the flooding and lost homes, that things ran a lot smoother.
debbie smith November 09, 2012 at 12:46 AM
Dear Chief of Police, I and hundreds of others live near Intervale Elem. School. We are truly the last neigborhood in Parsippany to get power. It is very difficult to deal w/ school, etc. in this situation.
Parsippany Taxpayer November 09, 2012 at 04:29 AM
vote them all out and elect some officials that can deal with crisis management. I just love all these taxes we are paying for officials that can't get the job done. totally unbelievable and starting to really question whether Parisppany was the right place to decide to live. We might decide to pack it in next year if this is the kind of crap we can continue to expect.
JRW November 09, 2012 at 02:38 PM
It is Friday ,11/09, and there is still no power in our neighborhood, Intervale Heights. There is very little storm damage in our neighborhood, in fact, our utilities are underground. The problem is our power comes in from Intervale road and JCP&L tell me that we are served by a sub station in Boonton. I drive down Intervale Rd. dailly to check if anyone is working on the down wires that have been untouched since the storm. Yesterday was the first time I saw a truck and workers! But still no power and still no answers as to when our power will be restored. I believe JCP&L, our mayor and our governor are very ill equiped to handle this situation. I voted for the mayor, I voted for the governor. I will not vote for either ever again. There is no hope for JCP&L. I am very disappointed and angery with the neglect that has been given to our neighborhood. It is sad, very sad. The government should stop patting each other on the back about what a great job they are doing and just do their job. Why do we pay taxes and our power bills! This is the way it is done in America! By the way, lets throw Cable Vision in with the other dopes. No cable since Monday, 10/29!!!
abc November 09, 2012 at 05:13 PM
My child goes to intervale school and they returned finally on Thursday to school....yet they all failed to mention that they were running on generator. No light in toilets etc. He goes to afternoon skip and once school was over we get a call that they are moving all the kids to Eastlake school as there is no power in the gym at intervale. They knew all day there was no power ...so why couldnt they have given us the heads up. Now we have to figure out where this other school is to pick up our child. This morning no power either!!
gina s. November 09, 2012 at 05:21 PM
How can anyone blame any politician for any of this? The communication for this whole situation has been wonderful...I haven't had power for a while now either but it's not because of the President, Governor, or Mayor....it's all JCP&L..not the workers on the frontline either...so don't blame them...blame the higher ups at JCP&L who cannot seem to figure out that having crews already in place would probably be a smart idea as opposed to calling them in after the fact. The only thing I would say to the Mayor is, can we switch over to PSE&G in Parsippany? Why must we continue to live with JCP&L?
Susanne Parisi November 09, 2012 at 06:22 PM
I live in the section known to the municipality as "High Country" we are 5 degrees colder then most areas in Parsippany and pay the highest taxes in town. We still have wires in the street, blocked roads, and no electric/heat. The Mayor should address my area.
ms November 09, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Any updates on Halloween for Nov 10th? I heard the mayor has trunk o treat at the town hall for the schools. Is that the only place kids can go or are they allowed to go on the streets that are safe to go about?
Tina Downing November 09, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Yes, I'm interested in hearing more about that too. It doesn't say that Halloween is cancelled necessarily, but it wasn't very specific.
JRW November 09, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Wow! Parsippany Patch is powerful. We now have power and we even have cable!
Citizen Jane November 10, 2012 at 12:37 AM
No power for almost two weeks on parts of Lake Shore Drive in Lake Hiawatha....


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