Schools & Roads Open, 1,300 Still Dark

Washington Township is in day six after October snowstorm.

Washington Township's energy provider, Jersey Central Power & Light, says about 1,370 residences in the municipality were without power Thursday morning, according to its outage map.

The same . Wednesday. The utility company continues to promise that 95 percent of its customers will have power restored by end of day Thursday, Nov. 3, with the remaining 5 percent being completed Friday, Nov. 4.

Some roads have been reopened in town, most notably Schooley's Mountain Road between Flocktown and Newburgh Roads, as of 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The list of closed roads, according to the township, includes:

  • Apgar Road the dirt sections
  • Beacon Hill Road from Abedim to Township Line
  • Black River Road from Hacklebarney Road to Tewksbury Line
  • Coleman Road From Ridgeline Drive to East Mill Road
  • Middle Valley Road from Zellers Road to Califon Road
  • North Four Bridges Road from Bartley Road to Laketown Road
  • Old Farmers Road from East Valley Brook to Parker Road
  • Old Turnpike Road from Mt Lebanon Road to Route 57
  • Stephensburg Road From Old Turnpike to Cider Mill Road
  • West Valleybrook Road from Frog Hollow to Samantha Lane

Washington Township Schools and West Morris Central High School are operating on a two-hour delayed opening schedule Thursday. Each district has stated that bus routes have been altered for students to avoid the closed roads and still down power lines and trees.

To find out more about the K-8 district, go here. To read the high school's message, go here.

lvresident November 03, 2011 at 03:04 PM
West Valley Brook is closed from Turtleback to Samantha Lane as well with downed wires in more than 1 location.
Lanka November 03, 2011 at 06:53 PM
Actually both middle valley road and beacon hill are open as of Wednesday night


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