Government

Millburn Township Storm Recovery Update

7b2d342ded65b18ba1cb_fe5d84ee87436721b034_mini_magick20180309-24146-1vs45em.jpg
7b2d342ded65b18ba1cb_fe5d84ee87436721b034_mini_magick20180309-24146-1vs45em.jpg

Our emergency service personnel have been working around the clock to extricate people from dangerous situations. We have seen significant damage around town as a result of the storm. Beyond emergency calls, we have received over 300 non-emergency calls for service. These non-emergency calls include:

  • 70 different streets reporting wires down. Some streets may have multiple occurrences. This does not include low hanging wires that impede plowing.
  • 52 different streets reporting trees in the roadway or across a resident’s driveway. Some streets may have multiple occurrences. This does not include calls that came in for trees leaning on power lines or branches hanging on wires.
  • 59 motorists assisted.
  • 14 motor vehicle accidents.
  • 6 trees on structures.

Despite all of the damage we are fortunate that no one was seriously injured. Many of the non-emergency calls have been addressed. We are working with Essex County’s Office of Emergency Management and Department of Public Works to clear County roadways.

Numerous roads have been cleared and opened. Parsonage Hill Road remains a major road closed for a tree leaning across the roadway onto wires. There are also numerous secondary roads that are closed.

Sign Up for E-News

There are still many roads that are impassible due to downed wires and trees. The Millburn Fire Department continues to investigate reported downed and hanging wires to report to the various utilities. The Department of Public Works is continuing to plow as roads become accessible.

Trees and other obstructions may have cautionary tape to identify a downed tree or wire. Downed wires could be live, and residents should not approach anything with the cautionary tape.

Our focus will be on JCP&L restoring power back to our residents. The Township is pressing JCP&L to release details as to when specific outage tickets have been assigned to a crew. At this stage JCP&L anticipates global restoration to take place by March 14th. This is a global restoration, and is not an estimate for individual outages.

JCP&L has confirmed there are 2,708 customers without power, about 33% of the town. There are 196 separate outage projects that JCP&L will have to address to bring the town back to full restoration. JCP&L has 10 crews in or around the Township addressing hazard and tree conditions.

Both the Millburn Library and the Bauer Center will be open for warming and charging. The Millburn Library will be open today until 5:15 PM, tomorrow from 9:30 AM – 5:15 PM, and Sunday from 9:30 AM to 4:45 PM. The Bauer Center will also be open from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

Herbaceous waste should be cleared by a contractor or put to the curb, no larger than 3’ 4’’ in diameter.

The Township will continue cleanup efforts over the coming days and weeks. Updates will include current road closures. We appreciate everyone’s calls and patience during this difficult time. Please continue to check the website, Twitter, and Facebook for future updates.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Millburn/Short Hills

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory thru Sunday for Millburn Township

June 30, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ —  A heat wave rolling into the area is expected to last through Sunday, with the National Weather Service (NWS) calling for a heat advisory for Millburn Township through 12:00 pm Sunday. However, an excessive heat watch runs through Monday evening. 

According to the NWS, the heat index values are projected in the mid to upper 90s today and ...

Millburn Police Issue Multiple Summons Based on Outstanding Warrants

July 17, 2018

On July 11, 2018 Millburn Police Officer Shanahan stopped a 2014 Honda Accord on Millburn/Vauxhall for speeding. The investigation led to the arrest of 22 year old Lyes Yakoubi of Jersey City on an outstanding traffic warrant out of West Windsor. Mr. Yakoubi was issued a summons and released with a new court date.

On July 11, 2018 Millburn Police Sergeant Delrusso observed a 2007 Acura MDX on ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.

 

 

To Our Current and Future Representatives

July 17, 2018

To Our Current and Future Representatives - Wherever They May Be:

We can never forget we are a nation of immigrants. 

We cannot fall prey to fear, ignorance and anger when we  have been historically driven by freedom and justice. 

We must have the courage and will to fight hate, bigotry and prejudice. 

We must not wake up to what we hoped was a bad dream and ...

GRAMMY Award-Winning Chanticleer Returns to Summit for Encore

July 22, 2018

Lightning is about to strike twice in Summit, New Jersey, as Grammy Award-winning a cappella vocalists Chanticleer close out the St. John’s Summit Concert Series’ fourth season on July 28 at 8:00 pm. The performance was not part of the original schedule for the season and has been billed as a surprise encore.

Celebrating 40 years this season, Chanticleer is a vocal tour ...

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp to Hold "Summer Splash 2018" Open House Event on Saturday, July 28

LONG VALLEY, NJ - Looking for a day camp for the kids for next year? Those interested in visiting Meadowbrook Country Day Camp are invited to attend “Summer Splash 2018,” on Saturday, July 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The camp is located at 73 East Valley Brook Road, in Long Valley, NJ. The Rain Date is Sunday, July 29.

“Seeing camp during the summer is a perfect way ...

Murphy Administration Takes Action to Help Smokers Quit

Eliminates Prior Approval for Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Medications; Counseling Options to be Expanded

TRENTON, NJ – The Murphy administration on Monday announced new steps to help New Jersey Medicaid recipients quit using tobacco by making it easier to receive tobacco cessation medications and counseling.

“Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death and disease ...

5 Simple Ways to Save Water this Summer

According to the L.A. Times, the average American uses an estimated 98 gallons of water EACH day.  

Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

1. Unless you are using it, turn the faucet off. How many of us still leave the water running while we shave or brush our teeth?According to ...