BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Tropical Storm Isaias took the measure of Bernardsville Tuesday, uprooting trees and knocking out power to large areas of the borough.
The storm, which carried with it wind gusts in excess of 50 mph on a day when the area was under a tornado watch, felled hundreds of trees, according to Bernardsville police.
An officer reached by TAPinto Somerset Hills late Tuesday afternoon said that more that 50 different roads in Bernardsville were closed and most of the borough remained without power.
Bernardsville is served by Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), which reported that 58 percent of its customers in Somerset County were without power.
"Many roads throughout Bernardsville are closed due to fallen trees and power lines. Rt. 202 is closed at the Bernardsville RR Station and traffic lights at Olcott Square and N. Finley Ave. are not working at this time," the Bernardsville Police Department posted on its Facebook page. "Power is out throughout the entire town at this time. It is unknown when power will be restored."
RESIDENTS REQUIRING SPECIAL ASSISTANCE DUE TO SPECIAL NEEDS, DISABILITIES OR OTHER CRITICAL ISSUES are requested to call the Police Department at 908 766 0037 or contact the Bernardsville OEM Hotline. Your message will be recorded and responded to by memebrs of the Bernardsville OEM. Call (908)-636-7666 or online at bernardsvillepd.org/hotline