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Power Outages Reduced Sharply in Basking Ridge; Saturday Med Drop is Canceled (Update)

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Med Drop event scheduled for Saturday, March 10, has been canceled, according to a post on the Bernards Township Facebook page. 

Medication Drop Off is available at the Police Station Mondays-Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For all other times, please call the Bernards Township Police Department's non-emergency line at 908-766-1122.

Number of power outages continue to decline by Friday night

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Also, by 9 p.m. on Friday, the number of power outages in the township was 1,937 -- down from 2,206 in the afternoon, and 3,113 reported on Thursday.

According to JCP&L, "Crews spent the day focusing on restoring customers impacted from the first storm, road closures, and hazard calls." Those customers impacted by the first storm are expected to be restored by midnight tomorrow," JCP&L told the township. "Customers from the second storm are expected to be restored by midnight on Wednesday."

Other information posted for the early afternoon update includes:

There are no shelters open in Somerset County at this time.

Following roads remain closed:
Whitenack Rd & Emily Rd – Tree and wires down
Manchester Dr & Tangelwood Ln – Tree and wires down
Hunters Ln – Tree down no wires
Harrison Brook Dr – Tree down on wires
Pennington Rd – Tree down (unknown wires)
Childs Rd between Old Farm & Hardscrabble – Tree down (unknown wires)
Conkling near Beechwood – Tree on wires
Dryden Rd – Wires down
Douglas Rd near Mine Brook – Tree and wires down
Douglas Rd near Allen Rd – Wires down
Prospect St – Tree on wires
Old Army Rd near Old Farm Rd – Wires down
Long Rd – Trees and wires down in Bridgewater
Peachtree Rd cul-de-sac and bike bath to Ridge HS and Cedar Hill – Wires down  

A NUMBER OF ROADWAYS HAVE DEBRIS PARTIALLY COVERING LANES AND REQUIRE CARE WHEN PASSING
Following roads remain obstructed or otherwise compromised:
N Maple Ave near Brentwood – Tree down blocking lane
Deer Creek Dr – Tree blocking lane – no wires
Winding Ln – Tree blocking lane – no wires
Liberty Corner Rd near Dunham Pk – Tree blocking lane – no wires
Liberty Corner Rd near # 178 – Tree leaning on wires – one lane closed
Liberty Corner Rd near Douglas Rd – Tree on wires – one lane closed
Mountain Rd & Deer Ridge Rd – Tree blocking lane – no wires
Mountain Rd near Van Holten – Tree blocking lane – no wires
Mountain Rd near Mountain Park – Tree on wires, not obstructing roadway
Spencer Rd near Lake Rd – Tree on wires, obstructing road but passable for cars
Whitenack Rd near Meeker – Tree obstructing lane – no wires
Whitenack Rd near Baltusrol – Tree obstructing lane – no wires
Old Farm Rd near # 122 – Primary wires on ground but roadway open
Washington Ave & Conkling – Primary wires on ground but roadway open
S Finley Ave near Cedar – Tree on primary wires – roadway not obstructed
S Alward Ave & Spruce St – both roads open but wires and other debris on the ground

TAPinto Basking Ridge will continue to update the situation as information becomes available.

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