MORRISTOWN, NJ - According to reports from Township officials, over 3,300 residents in Morris Township are without power. The current outage map shows over 500 Morristown customers without power. At this time there is no estimated time of restoration for customers without power in Morris Township. In light of widespread power outages, warming and charging centers have remained open for residents on March 8.
- The Morris Plains Community Center will be open from 11:30am - 9pm
- Morris Township has opened centers at Mt. Kemble Firehouse (1 Springbrook Road), Fairchild Firehouse and the Morris Township Municipal Building. Both firehouses will be open 24/7 and the Municipal Building will be open only during the day.
- Speedwell Firehouse, 161 Speedwell Avenue is open 24/7
- Morristown Senior Center is open 12noon - 4:30pm
The town is asking for patience until all roads are safe and can be cleared. Fallen trees and downed live wires continue to impede plowing efforts. Residents are asked to report downed wires and power outages to JCP&L at 888- 544-4877, as 9-1-1 needs to be reserved for life-threatening emergencies.
Further important information includes:
- When shoveling, do not push snow into streets, and please clear a path to fire hydrants for emergency access.
- Check on elderly neighbors.
- Clear out fire hydrants
Downed trees and live wires still pose a hazard on many city streets, and residents are reminded to use extreme caution when driving and remain at home if possible. If one must go out, snow should be completely removed snow from their vehicle, including the roof.