MILLBURN, NJ — The latest update from Millburn Township Friday afternoon was a double dose of information regarding the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias and an update on COVID-19 figures in town.
The COVID cases in Millburn are currently sitting at 164 as of the latest figures released by the county. Additionally, the Main Street traffic light timing has been changed to better accommodate traffic flow during the full month closure of Main Street in August and any potential future closings of the street.
One major issue following Isaias' path of destruction has been the slow response from JCP&L. Mayor Jackie Lieberberg said that township officials remain frustrated by the lack of clarity from the company as to resoration times.
"We have been consistently pressing JCP&L for street-specific restoration information and more accurate data on when we can expect our power back across Millburn Township, but this has not been communicated to us," Lieberberg said. "We unfortunately cannot tell what individual streets and neighborhoods are included in the numbers provided by JCP&L.
"We continue to express our displeasure and frustration to JCP&L that other municipalities are receiving street-by-street information while we are not being given the same. My frustration grows along with yours until there will be restoration to all residents.We will continue our consistent efforts to push JCP&L for more specific information.We will share it with our residents as we receive it."
As of Friday, the most recent estimates for power restoration are below:
ESTIMATED RESTORED PER DAY FOR MILLBURN TOWNSHIP
- August 6: 240
- August 7: 788
- August 8: 668
- August 9: 382
- August 10: 238
- August 11: 71
In the meantime, residents who remain without power can access a temporary charging station to power up their devices this Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Millburn Fire Station #2, located at 315 White Oak Ridge Road.
The Millburn Library and Bauer Center charging stations will not be operational this weekend. Bring your own chargers and please limit time spent charging to allow maximum use of the stations for all residents. Additionally, debris pickup will begin in Zone 1 on Monday. For additional information please visit the Township’s website. https://twp.millburn.nj.us/debrisremoval