SUMMIT, NJ - The following message from Mayor Ellen Dickson was just sent to all media outlets:

This is Mayor Ellen Dickson with an important Code Red message about Hurricane Sandy. 

·         There are many trees and electrical wires down creating power outages throughout the City.

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·         A state of emergency is in effect for the City of Summit. Non-emergency related travel is prohibited until midnight tomorrow.

·         Safety continues to be the primary concern. Stay indoors during this storm and always treat a downed electrical line as energized.

·         Our police, fire and public works departments are responding to the impacts of this storm.

·         If you lose power contact JCP&L directly at:  888-544-4877  I’ll repeat that number,  888-544-4877 ; please do not call the police department or 9-1-1 to report power outages.

·         A shelter has been established at the Summit Middle School, located at 272 Morris Avenue.  

·         Summit public schools will be closed tomorrow.

·         City offices, library and community center will be closed tomorrow.

·         New Jersey Transit operations will be suspended tomorrow.

·         The City Disposal Area will be closed tomorrow.

·         Garbage collection will be suspended tomorrow.

·         Please check on your neighbors by phone - update them if they have not received this information.

·         This information and the latest updates are posted on the City’s website:   again that is