MORE PHOTOS: Evening Activities Cancelled, Many Outages Addressed
JCP&L restores most power outages; train service reportedly restored as of 11 a.m.
Although police were reporting no accidents as of 2:15 p.m., power outages were being reported on several streets, for hundreds of township residents, throughout the day. However, most of those power outages had been addressed as of about 5:15 p.m., according to Jersey Central Power & Light.
At that time, JCP&L reported that 12 Basking Ridge customers remained without power, compared with a reported 466 as of 1:21 p.m.
According to JCP&L, one customer in the Liberty Corner section of the township was without power, compared with 101 Liberty Corner customers earlier in the afternoon.
JCP&L had reported 1,793 customers without power in neighboring Bedminster Township at 1:21 p.m., a number down to 5 by 5:15 p.m. But 38 customers in Bernardsville remained without power shortly after about 5 p.m., about half of the 76 customers at 1:21 p.m., according to JCP&L.
The National Weather Service is predicting the area's next episode of snow and a wintry mix will be Friday into Saturday.
Detective Lt. Ted Reese said police had other issues to handle during an icy day, including:
A tree on power lines in the area of 410 Lyons Road, a tree on power lines near the intersection of Church St. and Somerville Road, a traffic light out on Martinsville Rd. in front of the Westgate entrance and a tree in the roadway on Spencer Rd.
Township police reported earlier power outages on Douglas Road, Tuxford Terrace, the general area of Lyons Road and Lyons Place, Whitenack Road, South Finley Ave., and Galloping Hill Road. Earlier in the morning, a traffic light was reported to be out at Lyons Road and South Finley Ave. in front of the Lyons Mall.
Police also reported wires down at South Finley Ave. at Homestead Road and on Paddock Court. Tree limbs were reported on wires at Keats Road and Douglas Road. A large tree was reported to have fallen on wires at Orchard Place near North Finley Ave., police said.
Bernards Township schools were closed for Wednesday due to icy conditions, according to a revised update from the school district's earlier message that township schools would be on a delayed-opening schedule. All school-related activities were to be canceled for the rest of the day.
The Senior Wellness Center in Basking Ridge also was closed, and the county's transportation system was suspended, the county announced.
The Bernards Township Library opened at noon. The library website advises visitors to call before coming to make sure the library is open.
Municipal officers were open on Wednesday. However, the township parks and recreation department said its evening activities would be canceled, including a new guitar instruction class due to begin at 6:30 p.m.
- Meanwhile, New Jersey Transit was reporting that as of 11 a.m., all train service had been restored, including service on the Morris and Essex and Montclair-Boonton service lines. Train service on the NE Corridor, including those lines, had been had been suspended earlier in both directions due to power problems caused by ice.
- Bus service, previously suspended, was fully restored as of around 7 a.m. subject to delays and detours for road conditions. For further information, check the NJ Transit website.