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Township: Expect More Progress on Closed Roads

Residents should separate leaves, fallen branches.

The Morris Township DPW is working until dusk each day this week and Saturday, trying to get roads back open and accessible to traffic, Roads and Sanitation Sub-Committee Representative Dan Caffrey said in a message sent to Patch.

The DPW is continuing to clear downed trees and limbs, following this weekend's freak snowstorm, he said.

"We should be in good shape after today regarding closed roads," Caffrey said. "Please remember, we are working with First Energy where trees are on wires.  Our employees cannot touch them until JCP&L has removed the tree from the wires.

West Hanover Avenue and Sussex Avenue remained closed Tuesday, with broken poles and wires hanging over or on the roadway, police warned in the afternoon.

No progress was made on those two roads, but lights were coming back on the west side of town, the police department said via its Twitter feed shortly after 6 p.m. Much of the east side of town got power back Monday. JCP&L continued to report 4,822 people without power in the areas covered by the Morristown zip code around that time.

Township Administrator Timothy Quinn said around 6:30 that Bradford Estates, Parts of Burnham Park, Dorothy Drive, Mountainside, Molly Stark, Lohman Road, parts of SpringBrook area, Rolling Hill, Skyline and many small pockets around the township remained without power. The township was waiting on a street list from JCP&L to make a more complete assessment.

Caffrey said residents should place all brush and branches along the curbline, away from leaves, as the township will not be collecting both at the same time.

All brush and branches should be no larger than 4 inches in diameter at the cut or broken end, as the township cannot accept larger pieces.

The township is asking that branches be no greater than 4 feet in length.

Anyone with questions can call the DPW at 973-326-7398 or e-mail dcaffrey@morristwp.com.

Britney Lassister November 01, 2011 at 10:46 PM
Flagler Street/Clyde Potts (Manahan Village/Beverly Gardens-same area as Neighborhood House) Drive still no power in Morristown. Your street list should be updated.
Ron Brandt November 02, 2011 at 12:24 AM
Bradford Estates gets the raw end of the stick, once again
Glen Mueller November 02, 2011 at 11:09 AM
When is the next Township Committee meeting? Remember to vote on November 8th.

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