MILLTOWN, NJ - Even though the rain has moved out from the remnants of Tropical Storm Isaias, the Milltown Police Department is asking residents to stay close to home for the remainder of the day on Tuesday. High winds remain and are expected to continue throughout the afternoon and evening. Milltown's Department of Public Works is dealing with multiple downed trees and power lines because of the storm. Utility crews are on the scene. Both are working to clear roadways and restore power as quickly as possible according to a Nixle advisory from the Milltown Police Department.
The situation is similar in surrounding towns. Parts of Spotswood suffered power loss and are dealing with downed trees and power lines as well. The East Brunswick Police Department is also asking its residents to stay indoors and avoid traveling because of downed trees, power lines and extremely high winds. South Brunswick Township has numerous road closings because of weather related issues and is dealing with power outages. Several traffic lights are out in South Brunswick Township too. The South Brunswick Police Department is asking residents to limit any non-essential travel.
A tornado watch was in effect in Middlesex County until 4 p.m. Governor Phil Murphy declared a State of Emergency for the Garden State today, closing state offices and asking residents to stay home. There are multiple reports of a tornado touching down in Strathmere and another possible tornado in Ocean City.