HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Public Works Department will open the Auten Road Debris Facility on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug,6-8 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. to allow residents to drop off tree debris left in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias.

Two days after the damaging storm swept through New Jersey, neighborhoods continue to clean up from downed trees and snapped limbs and branches.

Residents must show ID at the gate. The Auten Road Debris Facility is located opposite the Auten Road School, next to the railroad tracks.

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COVID-19 protocols will be in effect; those who do not adhere to these practices will be turned away at the gate.

- Masks and gloves must be worn at all times;

- Social distancing will be required;

- Drivers and passengers must wait inside their vehicles until told otherwise.

Cooling and Charging Stations Available at the Municipal Building

Cooling and charging stations are available at the Municipal Complex, 379 South Branch Road, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, for Hillsborough residents who have lost power. You must sign in, wear masks while in the building, and adhere to physical distancing requirements.

Road Closures

Road closures will be communicated via the Township Emergency Alerting System (Swift911™). To sign up to receive such alerts go to the Township website and be sure to subscribe to the Police Alerts. Do not use social media to report issues as they are not monitored or updated.

Road closures were in effect Wednesday:

Blackpoint Road at Amwell

Longhill Road

Montgomery Road

Westbound Camplain Road

River Road and Roycefield Road

Millstone River Road from Strawberry to Amsterdam

Millstone River Road from Hamilton to Manville border

Franklin Drive

Magda Lane

Reporting Power Outages and Status on Power Restoration

- PSEG reported 365 Hillsborough customers without power as of 9:30 a.m., with an estimated restoration on or before Aug. 10th

- JCP&L reported 1,065 Hillsborough customers without power as of 9:30 a.m., no estimate given on restoration.

PSEG Customers

To report an outage call 1-800-436-PSEG (7734), text "OUT" to 4PSEG (47734) or report it online

Visit PSEG's website for more instructions on reporting outages and status of power in your area

JCP&L Customers

To report an outage call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877), text or report it online

Visit JCP&L website for more instructions on reporting outages and status of power in your area