NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Lord Stirling School on Redmond Street will serve as a temporary cooling center to help residents who are still without power in the wake of Tuesday's powerful storm.

The cooling center will be open today from noon to 4 p.m.

The center will also be open Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Times for Saturday and Sunday are yet to be determined.

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The Hub City was not spared while Tropical Storm Isaias battered the state, leaving behind a path of downed trees and wires.

As of this morning, PSE&G is showing that about 2,500 New Brunswick residents are still without power.

Joyce Kilmer Avenue was closed Wednesday morning between Ward and Loretto streets due to a downed tree.

The city also reported that traffic lights are not functioning at these intersections:

  • New and Neilson streets
  • New and George streets
  • Route 18 and Paulus Boulevard
  • Nichol Avenue and George Street

Residents are asked to enter the school's gymnasium entrance. Face coverings are required, and social distancing guidelines must be followed. Body temperature checks will be done upon arrival.