Wednesday, September 26, 2012
A township truck accidentally knocked down live electrical wires on Tioga Avenue.
Parsippany Police and Jersey Central Power and Light dealt with a potentially dangerous situation Wednesday afternoon. Live wires were accidentally knocked down on Tioga Avenue, where a township road milling and paving project is underway. Power had to be shut off in the neighborhood for a time to allow utility crews to repair the damage. Police said a contractor's dump truck involved in the road project accidentally ran into the electrical wires, bringing them down. No one was injured in the incident, police said. But someone could have been, if not for good luck, said a township road inspector. "The wires got stuck on the dump truck, so a guy in the truck grabbed a rake to knock the wires off of it," said Salvatore Poccia. "I ran out, …
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Power should return within an hour or two, according to the police.
Downed wires on Roosevelt Avenue in Lake Hiawatha around 1 p.m. on Sunday have caused a power outage to a few homes on the street, according to Sgt. Richard Davis of the Parsippany Police Department. Davis said he did not know what caused the downed wires, but that, as of 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, according to Jersey Central Power & Light, power should be restored within an hour or two.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Power has been restored.
JCP&L reports that Parsippany homes that lost power Monday night due to downed wires on Minnehaha Boulevard in Lake Hiawatha have all had electricity restored. It is believed that only homes on Minnehaha were affected. Sgt. Allan Griffin of the Parsippany Township Police Department said last night that it appeared outages did not spread to surrounding areas. The police received the initial call that wires were down around 8 p.m. and as of 9 p.m., the police and firefighters were still waiting for Jersey Central Power & Light to begin fixing the wires, said Griffin. Griffin said that it appeared a blown transformer caused the outage. Let Patch save you time. Get local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone each day …