Are the lights on at your house in Morristown? Do you have a generator you’re not using? The mayor’s office would love to hear from you.
“If you have a generator and want to share your generator with someone maybe that’s out of power, please let us know at 973-292-6629,” Mayor Tim Dougherty said Friday during his daily COVID-19 update.
Likewise, he said, residents without power should call so town hall can pair donors and recipients, while Jersey Central Power & Light works to restore service for thousands of homes and businesses that went dark after Tropical Storm Isaias on Tuesday.
Dougherty said he envisions creating a Generator Share program, like other towns are doing, as hurricane season progresses.
“You know this isn’t going to be the end of this,” he said of the outages. “So we have to be prepared.”
The mayor said these Morristown streets remain without power:
- 44 Elm St.
- 45 Elm St.
- 51 Madison St.
- 53 Hill St.
- Colles Avenue
- Farragut Place
- Franklin Place
- Rosemilt Place
- Sand Hill Road
- Shady Lane
- Shenandoah Place
- Wetmore Avenue
As of 5 pm on Friday, JCP&L reported 1,107 Morristown customers were without power. In Morris Township, 2,016 customers were out, and in Morris Plains, 368. Across Morris County, 44,750 customers were awaiting restoration of service.
Morris Township’s Ginty and Streeter pools still lack enough power to run filtration systems; officials could not predict when or if they will reopen over the weekend.
Jersey Central has said 85 percent of affected customers will be back online by 11:30 pm Friday. However, some folks could be out until late Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, according to JCP&L’s website.
Downed trees still must be removed from Maxwell Street, Washington Place and the Route 202/Market Street intersection, Dougherty said.
On Thursday night, Morristown’s public works department cleared fallen trees that were blocking Rosemilt Place.
Dougherty said the work proceeded after JCP&L ensured it was safe.
“If they kill the power, we can clear the roads,” the mayor said.