TAPintoTravels – The storm over our New Jersey and New York affiliates left most roads snow covered and slippery. Gov. Phil Murphy called a state of emergency and asked residents to refrain from unnecessary travel. More than 1,400 flights were already canceled by early Wednesday.

Madison public schools were closed Wednesday and Thursday due to the storm. 

Power and Utility Outages

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Power outages have been reported throughout the Madison area. 

In a text alert Thursday morning, borough officials asked all residents to report power outages to the electric utility department via email at electricutility@rosenet.org.

Aftermath of the Storm Articles

Statement from Optimum on storm-related service outages:

As your local TV, phone and internet company, we understand how important it is for you to stay connected. So, for up-to-the-minute coverage if and when a storm hits, visit news12.com.

If unpreventable service outages do occur, restoring your Optimum services will always be our top priority. Without power your Optimum services won't work at your home or business. But you can stay connected using these helpful tips.

  • Have your Optimum ID handy, as it's key to staying connected. Don't have an Optimum ID? Click here to create one. Forgotten yours? No problem, click here.

  • Watch some of your favorite shows and channels with TV to GO, including News12 live, using cellular data on your smartphone or tablet. Simply download the Optimum App to see what channels are available.

  • Forward your Optimum Voice phone calls to any other phone by simply enabling the Call Forwarding "Back-Up Phone" feature. Click here for instructions.

  • You can check your Optimum Email on your smartphone or tablet using cellular data. Learn about all the ways to check your Optimum Email here.

  • Access the internet at over 1.5 million active Optimum hotspots. To find a hotspot in your area, click here.

  • Multi-Room DVR or Multi-Room DVR Plus customers can still program their Multi-Room DVR or Multi-Room DVR Plus remotely and record shows even without having power. They'll be waiting for you once your service is restored. Click here and make sure to log in.

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