BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In a message posted on the Berkeley Heights Township website, Mayor Bob Woodruff posted the following statement about storm cleanup and JCP&L status :

I would like to thank everyone for their patience as the DPW and JCP&L are working almost around the clock to clean up the town and restore power as quickly as possible. JCP&L crews from out of state have provided additional manpower to restore power faster. I know it’s difficult & stressful to live without power and heat. We are doing everything possible to bring life back to normal as quickly as we can.

The township has been in constant communication with JCP&L and we will continue to provide updates until JCP&L is able to restore power to all township residences.

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As of 4:30 p.m. today, the current outage count for Berkeley Heights is 630 (680 restored since the 7:30 a.m. update) down from our initial outage count of 2,082.*Update as of 7:30 p.m. outage count is 410.

If power is restored in your neighborhood but your individual house still does not have power, it is recommended that you call JCP&L at 1-888-544-4877 and advise them that your power is still out.

The Berkeley Heights Courtroom is open for charging and warming at 29 Park Avenue.

The YMCA is open to the community for hot showers, charging of electronics, free WiFi, free coffee, and a place just to warm up. The YMCA will be open today (Sunday) from 7am to 6pm and during the week it is open from 5am until 10pm.

District schools will reopen tomorrow working on a normal schedule.

As a reminder, this Thursday March 15 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, we will have a representative from JCP&L available to discuss their response to the storm, answer any questions of residents, and talk about their future plans to enhance their responses in the future. I encourage residents to attend. The meeting will also be live streamed.

Thank you again for your patience and understanding as we get the town back to normal.