Morristown schools to reopen on Nov. 3; town emergency center scaling back hours

Sorry, kids. The party’s over.

Classes resume on Thursday, Nov. 3, throughout the Morris School District after three days off in the aftermath of the weekend snowstorm.

Morristown police also announced that the town’s emergency shelter in town hall is ending its overnight availability. The third-floor seniors center will function as a warming station through 8 pm this evening, Nov. 2. Residents will be able to get information there about overnight shelters in the area if they need a place to stay until electricity is restored.

Earlier on Wednesday, Jersey Central Power & Light reported nearly 4,000 customers in Greater Morristown and almost 1,500 in Morris Plains remained without power.

Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty said JCP&L was working to restore power to Manahan Village and to the Georgian Road neighborhood.

“Everybody’s pretty much at wit’s end, including myself and the administration,” said the Mayor. “I’m calling JCP&L every couple of hours and not getting a lot of information. I’m sure they’re getting swamped with calls.”

Residents on Dorothy Drive, off of Western Avenue, and on Fairmount Avenue said they still were without electricity on Wednesday.  An MG reader on Fairmount said that JCP&L made three automated calls on Tuesday telling her, incorrectly, that her power was back.

The Mayor said he is keeping his fingers crossed that JCP&L will make good on assurances that everyone will be back up no later than Friday.

The Morris School District had built four snow days into this year’s school calendar. Three of those days now have been used. The problem was downed trees and power lines that posed risks for school buses, according to a district spokesperson. And power was out for at least three schools earlier in the week.

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Tree down behind St. Peter's in Morristown. Trees are down everywhere after the October snowstorm. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Tree down behind St. Peter's in Morristown. Trees are down everywhere after the October snowstorm. Photo by Kevin Coughlin



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