SPARTA, NJ - The Sussex County Office of Emergency Management in conjunction with the American Red Cross will be operating an overnight shelter and warming center at the Sussex County Technical School, 105 North Church Road, Sparta, for those in need of overnight shelter accommodations. The shelter is expected to open at approximately 7:15 p.m. this evening. Visit NewtonOEM.org for further information regarding warming centers.  Only service animals will be allowed at this time.

 

According to Sparta Police the following roads remain closed.  They ask that residents consider there are a number of crews working on different issues throughout the town and to consider any downed power line to be dangerous.

  • West Mountain Road- Closed between Scudders and Greenfield Hill due to a pole/wires in the roadway. Obstructions the entire length.
  • Glen Road - closed between Hidden Glen and Waters Edge due to hot primary in the roadway. Detour set up.
  • Houses Corner Road- Closed between # 352 -758 due to trees and utility poles in the roadway.
  • Sussex Mills - Closed between Diere and Limecrest trees due to trees in the roadway. Actively being worked on by department of public works.
  • Prospect - closed at Davis Road for trees in the roadway
  • Spring Brook - closed between Park and Spear for down power lines in the roadway.
  • Green Road - obstructed but passable at #40. Tree in roadway. Obstructions the entire length.
  • Mccloud - Closed due to live wire in roadway
  • Fox Ridge - Closed due to live wires Fox Hollow - closed due to Large tree
  • Alpine - Closed from Shawnee to Summit due to live wires/ low hanging in the roadway
  • East Shore Trail near Maple Parkway - closed due to large tree in the roadway.

Warming/ GO2 Centers are currently set up at Sparta Police Headquarters, Sparta Public Library and the Sparta Senior Center.

Sign Up for Sparta Newsletter
Our newsletter delivers the local news that you can trust.

According to JCP&L they anticipate "a majority of customers" to have power restored by 11:30 p.m. on December 5.

Additional reminder from JCP&L:

Jersey Central Power & Light reminds customers to take precautions when using generators during power outages. Emergency power generators offer an option for customers needing or wanting uninterrupted service. However, to ensure the safety of the home’s occupants as well as that of utility company employees who may be working on power lines in the area, the proper generator should be selected and installed by a qualified electrician. When operating a generator, the power coming from the home should always be disconnected. Otherwise, power from the generator could be sent back into the utility lines, creating a hazardous situation for utility workers. 

The following roads remain closed due to downed trees and power lines, according to police.  Police ask that drivers do not attempt to drive under or around downed lines, they may be live.

  • Andover Road- Closed between Kimberly and Alpine school for two large trees/wires in the roadway.
  • West Mountain Road - Closed between Scudders and Greenfield Hill due to a pole/wires in the roadway. Obstructions the entire length.
  • Glen Road - closed between Hidden Glen and Waters Edge due to hot primary in the roadway. Detour set up.
  • Houses Corner Road - Closed between # 352 -758 due to trees and utility poles in the roadway.
  • Sussex Mills Road - Closed between Diere and Limcrest trees due to trees in the roadway. Actively being worked on by department of public works.
  • Lafayette Road - Obstructed by passable between Madison and Skyview. Trees in the roadway
  • Old Prospect Road- closed at Davis Road for trees in the roadway
  • Spring Brook Road- closed between Park and Spear for down power lines in the roadway.
  • Green Road - obstructed but passable at #40. Tree in roadway. Obstructions the entire length.
  • Mccloud - Closed due to live wire in roadway
  • Fox Ridge - Closed due to live wires
  • Fox Hollow - closed due to Large tree
  • Alpine - Closed from Shawnee to Summit due to live wires/ low hanging in the roadway
  • Maple Parkway - closed due to large tree in the roadway
  • Balsam Parkway - Closed due to trees in the roadway
  • Stanhope Road. - closed just east of Green Apple due to large tree in roadway
  • West Shore Trail- Closed between Tamarack and North shore due to trees/ wires in roadway. large tree hanging over gate, obstructions the entire length.
  • There may be more unreported obstructions or trouble areas.

The following Traffic lights are out:

  • Pools Corner
  • Woodport Road/ Winona Parkway
  • Main Street/ Glen Road
  • Main Street /Station Road.

The municipal building and library are open.

Sparta Recreation Tuesday evening classes are canceled.

Please share information with jdericks@tapinto.net or 973-568-9994