BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Fire Department report a large tree limb has taken down live wires making the vicinity of 502 Plainfield Avenue impassable. 

REMINDER: Governor Murphy had declared a State of Emergency effective 5 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.  

  • Do not be on the roads unless absolutely necessary
  • If you MUST drive, take it slow, use caution, and leave extra time to get to your destination
  • All State offices will be CLOSED
  • Non-essential @NJGov personnel should NOT report to work for their normal shift
  • Essential employees should report on schedule
  • Visit for traffic updates and for additional info
  • There is no travel ban at this time
  • Take down ALL temporary structures, including outdoor dining tents and umbrellas
  • Secure loose furniture and other objects
  • Charge your devices
  • Stay updated: New Jersey Office of Emergency ManagementNew Jersey Board of Public Utilities

The State Emergency Operations Center will be open throughout the storm. Check back for more updates and stay tuned to your local weather to plan ahead.

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For those living in Central and Southern New Jersey, stay updated at @NWS_MountHolly or by visiting For those living in Northern New Jersey, check for updates at @NWSNewYorkNY or by visiting

As part of the storm planning process, JCP&L has secured additional resources to assist in the areas expected to be impacted in the coming days and is setting up staging sites in N.J.

During severe weather, customers who are without power are encouraged to call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report their outage or click the "Report Outage" link on

Customers should immediately report downed wires to their utility or their local police or fire department. Customers should never go near a downed power line, even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity. Extra caution should be exercised in areas where downed wires may be tangled in downed tree branches or other debris.

For updated information on the company's current outages, FirstEnergy's storm restoration process, and tips for staying safe, visit the 24/7 Power Center at