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Township: Remove Cars from Roadways, Stay Off Streets

Jersey Central Power & Light says it has crews ready in the event of an emergency.

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Millburn officials have advised residents to remove cars from all roadways in order to assist the Department of Public Works “in their effort to clear streets in a safe, effective and timely manner.” 

“Cars that are parked in the roadway hamper the efforts and safety of plows and emergency personnel during these weather events. If a local state of emergency is declared, Township Police will have the ability to tow vehicles that may be impeding the cleanup process,” the township said in a release.

Millburn officials also suggest that residents stay off the roads when possible. 

Roadways will be narrow due to previous snowfalls and Millburn is low on its salt supply, officials said. 

“These factors will add to already dangerous driving conditions,” according to the release. "Please use caution, sensibility and above all stay safe.”

Jersey Central Power & Light issued a release Wednesday which said it was ready to deploy additional resources if necessary.

“We are prearranging employee schedules to enable our crews and support personnel to be in place should outages occur,” said Jim Fakult, president of JCP&L. “Additional support can also be called if needed from our Emergency Response Team program with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Locals 102 and 400.”

Customers who are without power should call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report their power outage or click the “Report Outage” link on www.jcp-l.com. In the event of severe weather, customers should immediately report downed wires to JCP&L or their local police or fire department. Customers should never go near a downed power line, even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity.

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