Trees down, power out across much of Greater Morristown, March 2

    This tree toppled on South Street, near the Elm Street intersection, during the nor'easter in March 2, 2018. Photo by Bill Schlosser
    This tree toppled on South Street, near the Elm Street intersection, during the nor'easter in March 2, 2018. Photo by Bill Schlosser
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    Police are reporting numerous fallen branches and downed trees across Greater Morristown from a nor’easter that has knocked out power for thousands and closed many roads this afternoon, March 2, 2018.

    “It’s a mess,” said Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty. 

    Jersey Central Power & Light reports outages for 2,776 Morris Township customers–nearly a third of its customers there.

    In Morristown, 2,323 customers — nearly a quarter of JCP&L’s customers–were in the dark as of 6:20 pm. 

    Across Morris County, more than 51,000 customers–one fourth of the total served by JCP&L–have lost power, according to the utility.

    The National Weather Service says gusts of 50 mph are possible, and snow could fall until about 10 pm.

    The Methodist Church on the Green sounded like the crow’s nest of a ship in a cyclone this afternoon.  Atop St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, the flag sounded like crackling flames.

    Police are urging people not to venture outside.

     

    Another view of uprooted tree on South Street, March 2, 2018. Photo by Bill Schlosser
    Another view of uprooted tree on South Street, March 2, 2018. Photo by Bill Schlosser
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