MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The Borough reported approximately 1,200 houses in Mountainside without power, according to a post on the Mountainside Borough Facebook page.
"PSE&G advises that all homes should be restored by 11:00 p.m., August 6th. Some houses may be restored sooner," the post stated.
The post update said, "The Police Department and Borough Hall are without power. The Police Department is currently working operating on their back up generator. PSE&G crews are currently at the Police Department and Borough Hall and both should have power restored this afternoon."
Mountainside Department of Public Works will be picking up storm debris. "This is the most cost effective way to remove the debris," the post said. "This will take time, so please be patient. More details to follow. All debris should be placed on the edge of your property, NOT IN THE STREET. Leaving the debris in the street will create safety hazards. In addition, water cannot drain the with branches in the roadway."
At the time of posting, the Borough reported all streets in Mountainside as passable except for the following;
Wood Valley at Creek Bed
Timberline Court to Virginia Ave
Spruce Drive out to Central Ave
In addition, the Summit Lane at Summit Road traffic light is out and Route 22 East in Scotch Plains at Mountain Ave is limited to one lane.
The post reminded residents to please stay away from down power lines, they are presumed live and dangerous.