BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Close to an estimated 3,000 borough residents lost power during and after Tropical Storm Isaias on Tuesday, according to Bernardsville police, and cleanup and recovery from the fast-moving storm that carried with it 50 mph winds continued in Bernardsville on Wednesday.

A cell phone charging station and Internet access was available at the Bernardsville Public Library between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Wednesday.. Due to COVID19 restrictions, capacity at the library is limited on a first come, first served basis in compliance with state mandates. Social distancing, face masks and hand washing will be required.

Route 202 / Mine Brook Road was closed Wednesday between Olcott Square and Woodland Avenue as a result of storm damage to power lines and utility poles. The New Jersey Department of Transportation had detours in place. 

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Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) continues to restore service to customers who lost power and has activated our retail water and ice program. For those customers remaining without power for 24 hours or more, JCP&L is offering free water and ice at the following locations:

Shop Rite of Bernardsville, 93 Morristown Rd (Rt 202)

Kings, 100 Morristown Rd., Bernardsville

Kings, 450 Rt. 206N & Hills Dr., Bedminster,

As of early Wednesday afternoon, JCP&L reported that about 1,800 Bernardsville customers and 1,473 Bedminster customers were still without power. An estimated 20,000 customers of JCP&L in Somerset County lost power.