Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Utility says more than 300 of its Parsippany customers were affected by blackout.
Jersey Central Power and Light's online outage center reports as of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday that all but about five of 366 of its customers who lost electricity are back in the light. An outgage was reported in the area of South Beverwyck Road at around 3:30 p.m., according to Parsippany Police. JCP&L quickly isolated the problem affecting the residents and most restoration occurred within the hour. With the looming storms, the utility warns residents that power outages that last for 24 hours or longer are possible. JCP&L urges people to prepare and ensure they have enough supplies including nonperishable food items, drinking water, a battery-powered radio, flashlights, batteries, blankets and other basic staples. The utility also reminds …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
County Office of Emergency Management says brunt of storm expected between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Temperatures approached pleasant, spring-like degrees Wednesday afternoon as officials warned of a potentially-dangerous storm that could pack a wallop through the night. The Morris County County Office of Emergency Management issued a statement shortly after 4 p.m. calling for residents to be cautious as "a complex storm system ... is expected to approach us over the next 12-18 hours," said county OEM director Jeffrey Paul. The main threat for flooding and damaging winds is expected in the evening, according to forecasts, Paul said. The storm, as of Wednesday afternoon, was still in the central Pennsylvania area and may weaken before it reaches Morris County, "but it still could produce rain showers toward sunset and gusty winds," he said…
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Cross-honoring in effect through Thursday.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
As the area braces for a potential three-to-five inches of tardy snow (not quite a White Christmas, but close, right?), NJ Transit announced that it would be cross-honoring of tickets starting at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Cross-honoring will remain in effect until the end of the service day Thursday, Dec. 27, enabling customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, bus or light rail. For example, customers who normally take the bus from Rutherford to the Port Authority Bus Terminal may use their bus pass on the train from Rutherford to New York Penn Station. Similarly, customers who normally take the bus between Atlantic City and Lindenwold may use the train instead. Customers are reminded that many NJ Transit rail lines …
Monday, September 19, 2011
The top stories of the last seven days
Elections Blues: A new GOP Freeholder nominee is expected to be named Monday. The Morris County Republican Committee is holding a special convention to choose the person who will face Democrat Trushcha Quattrone in November's general election. The convention takes place at 7 p.m Monday at Zeris Inn, Route 46 in Mountain Lakes. The special convention is required following Superior Court Assignment Judge Thomas L. Weisenbeck's move Tuesday to overturn the narrow primary victory of Montville's William "Hank" Lyon. Fox Replaced; dePierro and Stanton Promoted: The Parsippany Troy-Hills Township Council elected new leadership and filled a vacated seat during its Tuesday agenda meeting. Following the resignation of President John Fox, the …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Last night's precipitation proved too much for some local thoroughfares.
The Parsippany Police Department reports a few streets are shut down, primarily due to flooding caused by overnight rain. The following streets are now closed as of 3:05 p.m.: The department warns motorists to drive carefully.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Officials found it difficult to share information at times due to the expressed frustrations of those who experienced Irene's worst.
The only things missing were the pitchforks, tar and feathers. The scene was the Police Athletic League Wednesday night. Town officials and residents gathered for the second of two Community Information Sessions held that day. The idea behind the meetings was for citizens to hear from township department heads about services available to help people get their lives back to normal after the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Irene. The morning meeting was contentious enough, but ended on a positive note. The evening gathering was a lot more acrimonious, likely due to the fact that this session featured something the morning one didn't: a presentation from United Water, the firm responsible for the Boonton Reservoir Dam. John Hroncich…
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Crews are still working; downed wires still should be avoided.
As of 8:58 a.m., Jersey Center Power and Lights that only 72 of its Parsippany customers remain without electricity. After restoring power to 770,000 of its customers throughout the state, 15,000 are still in the proverbial dark. The company says 5,700 of those customers are without power due to flooding. The companies anticipate full restoration by Sunday. According to PSE&G, Irene has created the greatest number of outages in the company’s history in terms of outages. Both firms caution customers to beware of downed wires and damaged electrical equipment remains in place. They can be live and dangerous and must be avoided. If you're out of power and need assistance, call JCP&L at 888-544-4877. PSE&G can be reached at 800-436-7734.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Three days after Irene, residents—many who have lost it all—look for help and share frustrations.
Tempers were high at the first of two community information sessions held at the Police Athletic League building on Baldwin Road Wednesday morning. About 200 residents, many of them dealing with power outages and/or property losses, came to get answers from township officials. Sometimes it was difficult to hear the answers as some in the audience shouted angrily and complained about numerous things, primarily the dam release that reportedly took place Sunday and whether ample notification was given to residents of flood-prone lower Lake Hiawatha. Mayor James Barberio took the angry comments in stride. "After all these people have been through, they deserve a chance to vent," he said. "And if they vent at me, that's OK. I can take it." The…
Patch offers a peek at the men and women giving time and energy to help those flooded out of their homes.
Three days after Hurricane Irene hit Parsippany-Troy Hills, many men and women are still hard at work dealing with the chaos left in the storm's wake. Patch found examples of heroism, sacrifice and compassion in workers from Parsippany Rescue and Recovery, the town's Office of Emergency Management, Parsippany Police, township staff, the Community Emergency Response Team, Lake Hiawatha Fire Department District 4—even a helper canine.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Regional stores offering power company's customers aid.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Jersey Central Power & Light customers in Morris and Sussex counties without electricity can go to the following stores for free water and ice. JCP&L said people should identify themselves as customers without power at each store's front desk. As of 6:48 p.m. Tuesday, about 458 customers in Parsippany were without electricity. The hardest hit communities in Morris County were Morristown with more than 10,000 powerless and Denville with nearly 4,000 losing electricity. Here are the locations: