SUMMIT, NJ - Ellen Dickson, the Mayor of Summit, released the following statement regarding Hurricane Sandy recovery on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.:

JCP&L crews are in Summit today replacing poles and electrical lines in order to restore electric service to homes and businesses. Tomorrow another 1100 customers are estimated to have power restored with meaningful progress over the coming days. JCP&L is reporting; however, that while more of the community will have power as o tomorrow evening, as many as 1,000 customers in Summit will still be with out power as of Saturday.  Due to the lowering temperatures, the City suggests you find shelter with friends, family or a neighbor that has heat and power.

When street-by-street estimates of power restoration are received from JCP&L, they will be posted on the City’s website.

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Summit public schools will be open on Wednesday, November 7th. Any changes to the schedule will be announced by the Superintendent of schools. Safety is our number one priority and we urge tremendous patience, carpooling, and vigilance.

The YMCA, 67 Maple Street is now available for overnight sheltering. Warming/Charging/Showers are available between 5:30 am-10:00 pm.

The Summit Recreation Center, the Elks Club, the Connection, the Summit YMCA, Unitarian Church, and Summit Library will serve the community as warming and charging stations. WiFi is available at the Summit Recreation Center until 8 pm tonight

Residents seeking medication refills who are unable to obtain scripts from their doctor can bring empty bottles to either the Summit Liss Pharmacy Berkeley Heights Walgreens or Springfield CVS These locations will provide a temporary refill even if not previous clients.

Calvary Church, 31 Woodland Avenue, Summit is serving breakfast at 8 AM, lunch at 12 noon and dinner at 6 PM.

SAGE is in need of donations for Meals on Wheels for our elderly and disabled shut-ins. The list of items is available on the city’s website.

There is bus service to New York City from Summit; information is on the City’s website.  Rail passes are being honored. Bus passes are available at Garden State News on Beechwood Rd. Parking available in Lots 13, 14 and 15.

Please check the city website at www.cityofsummit.org as information continues to be updated; again, that’s www.cityofsummit.org

Thank you for your continued patience.