Over the last 24 hours, our officers have handled nearly 650 calls for service. More than 500 of those were related to the storm. These calls included wires down, trees downs, power outages and disabled motorists.
Our officers and 9-1-1 telecommunicators worked around the clock to handle these calls and address the concerns of the public.
I commend these fine professionals for their dedication, not only to the agency, but to the safety and security of the community. I would be remiss if I did not mention the men and women at the Department of Public Works who also worked around the clock in an effort to keep the roadways open.
Our DPW is continuing their efforts to clear the debris from the roadway. I am urging all those on the roadway to use extra caution when traveling over the next several days. At this time there are approximately 2000 residents without power. Our OEM officials have been in contact with PSE&G and were advised that they anticipate 100% power restoration for the State by midnight on Saturday, 3/10. As we obtain more information we will provide it to you. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this difficult recovery period.